Remembering Ralph Cadman

Ralph W. Cadman II, died at his home in Wolfeboro, NH on Sunday, September 27 with his family by his side.


Born in Pittsburgh, PA in March 1931, Ralph was the son of Alexander and Hazel Cadman of Edgewood, PA. Ralph Graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh and went on to serve in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then graduated from the School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Ralph was employed by Pittsburgh Piping, ARCO Metals, and retired in 1997 from Wheelabrator Industries, where he managed a foundry in Walterboro, SC. He and his wife, Ellen (Mimi), moved to Wolfeboro, NH where he became very active in the New Hampshire Lakes Association, the Lake Wentworth Association and the Lake Wentworth Foundation. Ralph was involved in the early detection and removal of milfoil in the Wentworth and Crescent Lakes, and actively participated in the custody and care of the lakes in the surrounding area. Ralph leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Mimi, daughter and son-in-law Casey and John Buell, son and daughter in-in-law Ralph Wakefield and Kail Cadman, granddaughter Ellen (Stevie) Lewis, four grandsons and their wives: Gregor and Elaine Cadman, Tyler and Claire Cadman, Alexander and Sherilyn Cadman, and MacLean and Val Cadman, and one great grandchild, Storer Edwin Cadman, and many dear nieces, nephews and friends. Ralph enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening and being with his family. A memorial service will be held at the Lords Funeral Home, 23 Club Lane, Wolfeboro, NH on Tuesday, October 6th at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Lake Wentworth Association, PO Box 834, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896 the Lakes Region Humane Society, PO Box 655, Ossipee, NH 03864, or the charity of your choice.