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John E. Ripson, Jr., age 83, of Ransomville, died on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the Newfane Rehabilitation & Health Care Center after a long illness. John was born on March 26, 1934 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late John E., Sr. and Marjorie (Bush) Ripson.
He married Mary Jane (Amey) Ripson on December 19, 1952 and they had lived in Ransomville for over 50 years. Mary Jane predeceased him in 2002. John was a self-employed, Independent Truck Driver for most of his life. He was a member of the Niagara County Motorcycle Club and enjoyed his motorcycle and side car. He also enjoyed his farm on Porter Center Rd., auctions, auto racing and horse shows.
He is survived by his children, Sharon (James) Last, Gary Ripson (Barbara), David (Rhonda) Ripson, Douglas Ripson and Karen (William) Hurtgam; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Mary, Theresa, Jackie, Nicole, David, Jr. , Ryan, Jonathan, Kristine, Amanda, Tammie, and Steven; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Christine Crawford; a brother, Malcom Wagner; and a sister, Joyce Henry.
Friends may call at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, on Sunday from 2-6 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 6th at 11 AM in the funeral home with Rick Ortiz officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Rural Cemetery, Youngstown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on November 4, 2017
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