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“I am saddened to hear of Jack's passing. We lived in the same neighborhood and served on the neighborhood association board together. He was always...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jackie Clark - Fort Wayne, IN

“So saddened to just hear about Jack passing. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him for many years . Prayers go out to his family. ...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Brian Etchison - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jack will be missed dearly by myself and my daughter (Ayla). From the very first time we meet Jack, volunteering in Kalamazoo, MI, he was helping us...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kelly Bouchard - Allegan, MI

“Rest in peace brother. No more suffering, no more hospitals, just endless backstage passes to the best shows Heaven can put on, the best free food...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Rich Ripple - Carmel, IN

“I work for Aunt Millie's Bread. Jack participated in a couple of our research studies. He was always such a positive and friendly presence. I was...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Melissa Dunning - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jack was always warm and welcoming to our guests and patrons at IPFW. He will certainly be missed. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Clark - Fort Wayne, IN

“Thoughts and prayers your way from all of us at Bussick Orthodontics. We worked closely together with the boy scouts eagle invitational golf outing...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Timothy Bussick - Fort wayne, IN

“My heart is with Aunt Doris, and my cousins Rich and Jim as they deal with this tremendous loss. John was a one-of-a-kind. While it had been many...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Lashley - Fairton, NJ

“May your light shine as brightly in the stars as it did on Earth. Rest well cousin. We will all miss you. <3 ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Lashley - Fairton, NJ


John S. "Jack" Ripple, Jr., 56, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jack was the son of the late John S. Ripple, Sr. and Doris Ripple who survives. Jack earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colorado State University. He worked for and was a lifetime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America during his working career. His passion for the Scouts started early on as he worked his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Jack was a member of the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club where he was extremely active and considered his fellow club members as his second family. Jack was lead usher for IPFW for many years and was a huge supporter and volunteer for the Roller Derby and the Three Rivers Festival. He also enjoyed being outdoors, playing his guitar, and attending many concerts in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Doris Ripple of Carmel; brothers, Richard Ripple, James Ripple both of Carmel; nephew, Michael Amero; and niece, Hailey Ripple. Service is 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 2, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with calling one hour prior. Calling at the funeral home Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club.