Ralph Franklin Watts, of Hershey, formerly of Somerset, passed on Feb. 2, 2021, at the age of 94. He was born on Dec. 1, 1926, in State College. Ralph is the son of Curtis and Juanita Watts of Spring Mills. Ralph graduated in 1945 from the Gregg Township Vocational School (GTVS) in Spring Mills where he served as captain of the 1944 GTVS basketball team. It was the only team in the history of the school to win the District Six Class B Pennsylvania State Championship. Ralph enlisted and served in the 9th U.S. Army Air Force in Europe during World War II. Following the war, he played first chair trumpet for the 691st Army Air Force Band. This band was a great joy for him. Ralph was a true musician at heart. He was awarded The Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European Theatre of War Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, and The Military Musicians Medal. In 1950, Ralph graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Dairy Husbandry. He enjoyed a long career in dairy manufacturing with: Dairymen’s League, Sealtest Southern Dairies, Berkey Milk Company, Hershey Estates Dairy, and Harrisburg Dairies. He married Florabell (Terry) Burgess on Sept. 25, 1948. Ralph’s top priority was always his family, friends and neighbors. He was member of The Elklands Friends Meeting in Sullivan County. Ralph is survived by his wife, Florabell (Terry) Watts; son Ralph Curtis Watts and wife Beverley of Middletown; daughter Virginia Ann Pina and husband Kenneth of Wayne; grandson Robert Curtis Pina; granddaughter Olivia Grace Pina; sister Nancy Vogt of Center Hall; and many nieces and nephews. Son Mark William Watts is deceased. Arrangements are private.