Col. Ralph Night, (Ret.)

February 17, 1931, July 15, 2019

Col. Ralph Night, (Ret.)

Col. Ralph Night, (Ret.), 88, of Beaumont, died Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born on February 17, 1931, in Beaumont, to Sarah Goldstein Night and Sam Night.

Ralph was a member of the 1952 class of Texas A&M University and received an MSA– Business and Financial Management in 1980 from George Washington University. After graduation from Texas A&M, he served in the Korean War. He completed 30 years of service in the US Military, 13.5 years on active duty receiving multiple medals and commendations. In civilian life, he was co-owner of Night’s Uniform Company with his brother Harvey for 58 years. He was a past president of Temple Emanuel and Congregation Kol Israel. He served on the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission for two terms, as Chairman from 1988-1990. He served in leadership positions for the Optimist Club of Downtown Beaumont, the Beaumont Shrine Club, the Food Bank of Southeast Texas, and Rotary Club of Beaumont.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-nine years, Judy Finegold Night; daughter, AnnDee Night Levy and her husband, Jeff; son, Stacy Night and his wife, Susan; granddaughters, Stevie Levy Malashock and her husband, Jason; Rachel Levy; and Samantha Night; grandson, Eli Night; sister, Geri Night Rich; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harvey Night; sisters, Bernice Night Schnurr and Evelyn Night Schackman; and brother, S. D. Night.

The Night family would like to express their profound gratitude to Ralph’s wonderful caregivers, Loretta Young and Michelle Bronson, who provided loving care for both Ralph and Judy.

Memorial contributions for Col. Night may be made to Temple Emanuel, 1120 Broadway, Beaumont, Texas 77701; Shriners Hospitals for Children https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc, or a charity of your choice. 

A gathering of Col. Night’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Temple Emanuel, 1120 Broadway, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Kol Israel Cemetery, Beaumont.

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
A Gathering of Col. Night's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Temple Emanuel
1120 Broadway Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, July 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Interment
Kol Israel Cemetery
2990 Pine Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (7)

  • Mary Hope Boynton

    19 July 2019 at 19:03 | #

    Judy, I didn't know Ralph but Jerry did and has expressed what a wonderful businessman and person he was. A light has gone out in your life and we are so sorry for your loss.

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  • Hector Cantu

    19 July 2019 at 01:01 | #

    I'm saddened about the passing of Mr Ralph.
    My prayers for the family. It was an honor and privilege of knowing him.Also a tremendous opportunity of being employed at Night's Uniform Company from 2008 to 2013.

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  • Dianne Eskind Hollier

    18 July 2019 at 02:42 | #

    As a former customer of Night’s in Port Neches, Texas, I am so sorry for your loss. All have lost a great humanitarian , a great American and devoted Hebrew.
    Sincerely,
    Dianne Eskind Hollier

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  • Helen and Leonard

    17 July 2019 at 22:12 | #

    Judy and Geri. I am so sorry to hear about Ralph. I won’t be able to be there due to my own limitations. I remember the many visits to the store talking with Ralph, Harvey and Aunt Sarah. Judy, you were all so wonderful to Dolores when she was there. While we were all scattered we never forgot who we were, where we came from, and our love for each other. I will be saying Kaddish for him. Much love, Leonard

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  • Joe & Peggy Parigi

    17 July 2019 at 19:25 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family, Judy. He will be missed, a great role model and long time member of the Beaumont A&M Club. God Bless
    Joe & Peggy Parigi

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  • Paula Bothe

    17 July 2019 at 14:44 | #

    Ralph was a wonderful friend. He was a real gentleman and an excellent mentor. He was a true patriot. Men like Col. Night are extraordinary and I was honored to know him. His memory is a blessing.

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  • W. L Pate Jr.,

    17 July 2019 at 13:14 | #

    Judy, AnnDee, Stacy and family,

    Am Officer and a Gentleman describes Col. Ralph Night precisely. Our family has shared so many priceless and precious memories that are too numerous to mention. However, of all of these, I will never forget Colonel Night, (then Major Night) inviting me to be his guest at the Officers Club at Fort Hood, Texas 52 years ago this month. Private E-1 W. L. Pate, Jr was having dinner with a Field Grade Officer. He gave me a copy of The Officers Guide and told me that he was giving this book to me because he KNEW that I would become an officer. Two years later, I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA August 19, 1969. 25 years later I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. Colonel Night played a major role in my military career as well as many other times as a civilian. There a many stories too numerous to tell, but without a doubt, Colonel Ralph Night was instrumental in assisting me as well as many others in their development as good citizens and proud Americans. Colonel Ralph night reflected great credit upon his profession, his faith, his community , his country, his family and himself. He was a great American. An Officer and a Gentleman! God bless you all. We love you. W. L. Pate, Jr. LTC USAR (Ret)

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