Ralph Warren Tissue

May 27, 1948 ~ February 11, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Ralph Warren Tissue

Ralph Warren Tissue, age 74, formerly of Sheraden, passed away in February 11, 2023 after a long struggle with complications of diabetes. He was born to Henrietta (Fehl) Tissue and Carl Tissue on May 27, 1948 in Pittsburgh.  He was their second child and their only boy in a five-sibling family.  He lived in Sheraden and went to Holy Innocents Grade School and High School.  He went on to study business at the University of Cincinnati and graduated in June 1970.

He is survived by his four sisters:  Carol Harvey (Reed), Gayle Tissue (Yiannis Kaloyeropoulos), Donna Roberts (Bill) and Joann Tissue as well as two precious children: Ellen Gerhard (Steve) and Carl Tissue as well as by two grandchildren, Joslyn and Bria, and multiple nieces and nephews.   

He was happy growing up in Sheraden and Ralph had many friends on Bergman Street and the extended neighborhood. Ralph was fiercely competitive and very entrepreneurial and loved being part of the extended Tissue family. 

 Ralph was an amazing individual…he was smart, funny, well read, generous and a great conversationalist. Services will be private and memorial contributions can be made to: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 105 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15201. Checks should be made out to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, a notation should be made that this is in memory of Ralph Tissue and is designated for The Henrietta and Carl Tissue Endowed Research Fund. Or go directly to  to make an on-line contribution.

 Arrangements by the William F. Conroy Funeral Home, Inc., Sheraden. (412)331-5192. You may express your condolences through our online tribute wall at

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