Segall, Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon Segall
SHREVEPORT, LA - A memorial service celebrating the life of Ralph Simon Segall will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at B'Nai Zion Congregation, 245 Southfield in Shreveport with Dr. Jana De Benedetti officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service at B'Nai Zion.
Ralph Segall was born on August 5, 1926 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and died on February 15, 2007 at Christus Schumpert Highland after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Bertha Simon Segall. He graduated from Byrd High School in 1943. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant. He graduated from Texas A&M College in 1949 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed with B. Segall Company, Inc in 1949 and was president of The Segall Company, Inc from 1962 to 1999.
He was a lifelong member of B'nai Zion Congregation in Shreveport. He served on various civic and professional boards as president including the American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning Engineers Northwest Louisiana Chapter, Mechanical Contractors Association Shreveport-Bossier Chapter, the Rotary Club of Shreveport, East Ridge Country Club and chairman of the National Conference of Christians and Jews Northwest Louisiana Chapter. He served on the board of Shreveport Beautification Foundation and B'Nai Zion Congregation.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Betty Lipson Segall, his daughter, Susan (Suzee) Segall Robison and her husband Bryan Ardis Robison II; granddaughter, Jennifer Segall Robison Evans and her husband Colin Michael Evans of Shreveport, LA; his grandson, Bryan Ardis Robison, III, and his brother, Bernard Segall, Jr. of Austin, TX, his brother in law, Marvin Lipson and wife Judy of Folsom, CA., and numerous nieces and nephews.
After retirement Ralph became a substitute teacher in the Caddo Parish School System and working with the youth kept him young at heart.
Ralph will be remembered by those who knew him for his compassion, kindness, and zest for life. He was a friend to all he came in contact with.
His body has been donated, at his request, to LSU Health Sciences Center.
The family requests that any memorials be made to B'Nai Zion Congregation, 245 Southfield, Shreveport, LA 71105 or the charity of the donor's choice.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses and doctors and Christus Schumpert Highland for their care, especially Dr. Dee Barfield, Dr. David Green, Dr. Paul Schuler, and Dr. Robert Massengill.