REV. RALPH RIPPO 10-27-1954/7-11-2013
Rev. Ralph Rippo, 58, of Lodi, NJ, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 6:00 am, Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was the Pastor of Victory In Jesus World Outreach Ministries, in Lodi, NJ.
He worked at ASA Apple in Port Elizabeth, NJ, as a dispatcher for the past 6 years.
He was the Captain of Corrections at Corrections Corporation of America.
He also worked for Roche Biomedical Laboratories, and he was a Night Coordinator of Security for Supermarkets General Corp., Pathmark Division.
He was a certified EMT, and he was an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Newark Police Dept. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and he was a licensed HAM radio operator.
He was ordained on March 18, 2006, by Dayspring Outreach Ministry Inc., and he received a Doctorate of Christian Counseling from Dayspring School of Christian Counseling. He incorporated Victory In Jesus World Outreach Ministries in April of 2006. He was the Head Usher at Abundant Grace Christian Church in Rutherford, NJ, for the past year. He sat on the Board of The Good Shepherd Mission in Paterson, NJ, for 2 years. He was an Associate Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church In Garfield, NJ.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie, (nee Alice Martone), his son, Michael Martone and his wife, Jennifer, his stepdaughter, Lisa Martone, his stepson, James Martone and his wife, Brandy, and his grandchildren, Meredith, Matthew, Kayla, Sarah, Maci, and Jaxen Martone. He is also survived by his 4 sisters, Lucille Bianchi, Bettyann Stalmok, Patty Sanfilippo, and Jeanne Russo, and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Katherine Jordan, and his father, Pasquale Rippo, and his mother, Minnie Rippo.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Abundant Grace Christian Church, 70 Home Avenue, Rutherford, NJ, Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Valerie Rippo, c/o Abundant Grace Christian Church.