James F. Queripel

James F. Queripel

AGE: 69 • Wilmington

James F. Queripel, passed away July 9, 2014 at the age of 69. He was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. He was an U.S. Army Veteran attached to the First Marine Ninth Division and proudly served in Viet-nam. He was awarded 2 Purple Hearts. After leaving the Army, Jim became an independent tractor trailer owner and operator. Years later, he joined the Delaware National Guard and retired in 1997. Jim could fix anything that was broken. He repaired and fixed up old cars and enjoyed doing carpentry.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia J. Riley Queripel of 50 yrs. and his daughter, Dawn L. Queripel and fiancé, Dale Hummel and their son, Augustus D. Hummel. He is also survived by his cousin William Ulmer and his wife Patricia. Jimmy will be missed by family and many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on July 22nd promptly at 10:00 a.m. in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Jim to: A Buddy for Life Animal Rescue & Adoption, New Castle, DE 19720 (302.322.4997).

Published in The News Journal on July 20, 2014