James H. Ripple Sr., 84, of Aiea, a retired engineer and U.S. Department of Commerce economic development specialist, died in Hawaii Medical Center-West. He was born in Ohio. He is survived wife the Rev. Barbara G.; sons Jim Jr. and William F.P.; daughters Susan R. Whitney and Sally R. Dugan; hanai son Arthur B. Camacho; stepsons Jerry and Ken Allison and Mike and Brady Post; stepdaughters Tammie Leary and Teri Seiverson; brother Thomas; sister Emmajean R. Netzly; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous hanai children and grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Crossroads UCC, 1212 University Ave. Interment: 3 p.m. Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, 207 Oak Ave. SE, Massilon, OH 44646; the Barbara Grace Ripple Scholarship for Theological Education c/o Hawaii United Methodist Union, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813; or Church of the Crossroads roof fund, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased