Ralph E. Mahowald, Jr. Obituary

Ralph E. Mahowald, Jr., 84, of Phoenix died September 4, 2022. Born in Grand Forks, ND on June 29, 1938, Ralph attended St. John’s Prep (Collegeville, MN), University of North Dakota , and the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated in 1963. Ralph and his first wife Gail moved to Phoenix in 1963. He began his law career with the Arizona Corporation Commission. In 1964, he joined the O’Connor Cavanaugh law firm. Ralph was a life member of the American Trial Lawyer’s Association, past president of the Maricopa County Bar, AZ State Bar Association Board of Governors from 1983-1987, trial attorneys of the American Board and a member and former president of Luke’s Men. Ralph is predeceased by his beloved wife of 35 years, Karen Landino, his sister Mary Thompson and his parents, Dr. Ralph and Dorothy Mahowald. Ralph is survived by his daughter Ann Reid (Jim), son Peter (Kimberly), stepson Robert Landino (Denise) and stepson Marcus Landino (Meredith), eight grandchildren, J. Reid, Sean Reid (Shannon), Reilly Reid (Stefanie), Luke Landino, Jake Landino, Vivienne Landino, Ryan Graybill and Sydney Graybill, two great-granddaughters Ruari and Ryan Reid, siblings Margo Doll (Lou), Richard Mahowald, Leslie Fairfield, Michael Mahowald (Anne), several nieces and nephews, Gail Mahowald and many special friends. Good food, good wine, fun travel and entertaining friends were his mantras in life. Celebration of life 10/29/22. Please visit hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.

Posted on September 16, 2022

Posted in The Arizona Republic