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Ralph Vosdingh '59 January 29, 2019 3:57 PM updated: January 29, 2019 4:02 PM

Published in Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2019

Dr. Ralph A. Vosdingh(1937 - 2019)
Dr. Ralph A. Vosdingh
11/24/1937 - 01/28/2019
Dr. Ralph A. Vosdingh, 81, of Ponce Inlet, FL, went to be with our Lord on January 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 24, 1937 in Houston, TX to Abram and Mildred Vosdingh. After receiving his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M in 1961 (Go Aggies!) he enlisted in the US Army Veterinary Corps (1961-1975). After an honorable military career, he was a virologist dedicated to vaccine research and development. His most significant achievement was the licensure of Haemophilus influenza (Hib B). As a published and accomplished scientist whose work touch millions of lives, he retired from Sanofi Pasteur in 1999. At that time, he met his current wife Jane. They spent half their time in the Poconos and the other in Ponce Inlet. In between, they would RV around most of the United States. Ralph enjoyed his animals, woodworking, fishing, gardening, watching sports, and traveling. He is preceded in death by his sister Betty Cole and his first wife Arlene. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Jane Vosdingh (Livingston/Wagner) four step-children, Jason Wagner, John (Lili) Wagner, Josh (Jen) Wagner, Claire (John) Graham, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his nieces, Cheryl (Gene) Acosta and Eileen (Lenny) Johnson, along with a plethora of family and friends. Ralph will be remembered for his infectious laugh that no vaccine could prevent. Ralph we call toast, "Here's to you Partner". A Celebration of Life will be held at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Dr. Daytona Beach Friday, February 1st at 3:00 pm – Inurnment will follow at a later date at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. The family would like to send out a special thank you to the entire staff at Halifax Heath Hospice Port Orange for the care and compassion. Arrangements are under the care of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond Beach. Condolences for the family may be shared at

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