Joseph A. Rippman
RIPPMAN, Joseph A., - 85, of Cape May, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Joe was a graduate of North Catholic H.S. Class of 1952 and a graduate of Drexel University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He honorably served in the United States Coast Guard. Joe worked for the United States Government, Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst, NJ for 40 years where he retired as an Aeronautical Engineer. He was a member and usher of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Cape May, and was a Past Grand Knight of The Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's Council, Cape May. Joe was a kind and gentle man that loved his children and his grandchildren. He was known and will be remembered as "Pop-Pop" by many children at the beach. He enjoyed organizing Knights of Columbus events and relaxing on Cape Mays' sandy beaches. He was an avid swimmer as well as a long-time little league baseball coach. He is predeceased by his brothers, Albert Rippman and James Rippman. Joe is dearly missed and forever loved by his family which includes his wife of 62 years, Constance; four children, Joseph (and Michele) Rippman, David (and Roseanne) Rippman, Thomas (and Deborah) Rippman, and Constance (and Michael) Mahon; five grandchildren, Nicolaus, Taylor, Jenna, Alexander, and Jessica; sister-in-law, Elaine Rippman. Joe's viewing will take place on Monday (Sept. 28th) from 8am until 9am in the Spilker Funeral Home, 815 Washington St., Cape May. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, 525 Washington St. beginning at 9:30am. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cem., Berlin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 North US Rt 9, Swainton, NJ 08210. Info and condolences: spilkerfuneralhome.com
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Sep. 25, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
28
Viewing
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.
Spilker Funeral Home
815 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Sep
28
Mass of Christian Burial
9:30a.m.
Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church
525 Washington St.
Funeral services provided by:
Spilker Funeral Home
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Joe: Rest. In peace. You were a Good man, a talented engineer and program manager and someone I considered a friend. I, like many others will miss you.. but know you will be looking down on us and guiding whenever you can

Tom. Bowe
Tom Bowe
Friend
October 2, 2020
Charles Schlager
September 28, 2020
a loved one
September 27, 2020
We wish we could be there with all the Rippman Family to share in the Mass for beloved, Joe. We are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man and remember all the fun times we had together in Cape May, N.J. It's not important in life the amounts of breaths we take but...the moments that take our breath away,and there were many! GodSpeed, Joe.
John and Mary Mahon
September 26, 2020