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Ronald D. "Rip" Ripper

Born: Wed., Jul. 19, 1933
Died: Wed., Jul. 10, 2013

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Ronald D. "Rip" Ripper, 79, of South Buffalo Twp., passed away at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 peacefully, at Alle-Kiski Medical Center. He was born in Natrona Heights on July 19, 1933. He was the son of the late Violet (Schreckengost) and Dale Ripper. Rip served in the US Navy as a signal man during the Korean War. After the war he worked as a supervisor at Barber Steel and later at Crucible Steel in Midland PA. Rip was an active member of the Riverside Community Church in Frazer Twp. Rip managed several church softball teams, and was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. He hand mowed his almost 2 acres of yard up until this summer. His front yard was nick named "Ripper Stadium", where the family held many football games over the years. He enjoyed going out to eat, playing horseshoes, camping, vegetable gardening, playing the guitar, and traveling, and singing at different retirement homes with his Church, and handing out Christian "tracts" pamphlets to anyone he met. Rip was very proud of his solo missionary trip to London.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eileene M. (Brannon) Ripper. 51 years. Their 2 children, Michael (Linda) Ripper and Sherri (Russell) Walker. 4 grandchildren, Courtney, Jennifer, and Russell Walker, and Karlay Ripper. 4 Sisters Carol (Wes) Hessom, Pat (Ed) Young, Mary Carney, Doris Nolf and his brother, Fred (Faye) Ripper He is was preceded in death by his brother Earl "Sonny" Ripper. His aunt and uncle who raised him, LaVern and Neil Ripper and his step-mother, Freda Ripper.

Family and friends will be received on Friday July 12th from to 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport, PA. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th, with Rev. Laurie Lesoon officiating. Burial service will be held in Sarverville Cemetery in Sarver.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675

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Kathy Jackson

My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.


Gary and Denean Ross

Dear Mrs. RIpper, Mike/Linda, Sherri/Russ and families. We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Ripper was such a kind, gentle and caring soul and our lives were made richer by having shared a friendship with him. Heaven has gained a mighty new angel and for that we are forever grateful. You have our love, prayers and deepest sympathy in the days and weeks to come. God bless each of you richly!

Kocon Family

Mrs. Ripper and family, We wanted to give you our deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss. Mr. Ripper will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Lou, Cindy, Karlee

Florence, Sally and Rene' Johnston

Mrs. Ripper,

Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for the loss of Mr. Ripper. May all of your special memories help you through this difficult time.

Florence, Sally and Rene' Johnston



Linda Windows

Eileen, I am so sorry...I didn't know that Rip was sick. My condolences and prayers.

Linda Schwietering Windows and family

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