NEWTON FALLS - Charles E. Ripley Jr., 44, went to be with God Monday morning, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Hospice House.
Chuck was born Nov. 1, 1969, to proud parents Charles E. and Cheryl Collins Ripley Sr.
Chuck graduated from Jackson-Milton in 1989, where he excelled in sports, especially wrestling, football and track. He was honored to receive the prestigious "Billy Patton & Ed Milo" awards. He was employed as a foreman / roofer for Boak & Sons for many years.
Chuck was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, while his family was always split between the Steelers and Browns, which made Sundays very interesting. In honor of Chuck, anyone wishing to wear their Steelers or Browns jerseys to the calling hours or memorial service are welcome to.
Chuck also enjoyed playing darts on Tuesday evenings. Chuck was an avid hunter and fisherman. His family had a lot of deer roasts and fish fries, compliments of Chuck.
His proudest accomplishment in life was being a father; he will be sadly missed by his children, Charles Eugene Ripley III and Gretchen Christine Ripley of Canfield. He also is survived by his mother, Cheryl Ripley of Newton Falls; father, Charles E. (Patti) Ripley Sr. of Berlin Center; sister, Michelle Christine Ripley of Ravenna; brother, Ronald Leslie (Shelia) Ripley of Lake Milton; stepsister, Chelsea of Berlin Center; godfather, Louie (Josephine) Gababyic of Lake Milton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many wonderful friends.
A memorial Mass celebrating the life of Charles will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish St. Catherine's in Lake Milton.
Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at lanefuneralhomes.com.