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Brian J. Ripp

Published on January 11, 2023

PORT LEYDEN- Brian J. Ripp, 66, of Mechanic Street, passed away Saturday evening, January 7, 2023 at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.


In keeping with Brian’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.   A graveside service will be held in the spring in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden, with a Celebration of Life to follow.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Port Leyden Fire Company, Route 12, Port Leyden, NY 13433.   Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, 5702 Waters Road, Lowville.


Brian is survived by 2 children, a daughter, Carrie Ripp; a son Brian J. Ripp II, six grandchildren; his siblings and their spouses, Michael (Judy) Ripp ; Patricia (Tom) Koubek ; Sean (Lou) Ripp ; Kathleen Ripp; Alan (Lyn) Ripp; Laura (Paul) Lazarus; his mother-in-law, Rita Berrus; an aunt; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Deborah Ripp,; three siblings, William, Mary, and Mark Ripp; and his father-in-law, Raymond Berrus. 


He was born on November 17, 1956 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late John M. and Natalie Boland Ripp and graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1975.  Brian attended Canton ATC for auto mechanics.  On August 16, 1980, he married Deborah A. Berrus at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Port Leyden, with Rev. Andrew Mulvaney, officiating.  Brian worked driving truck for many years and enjoyed socializing and spending time with his family and friends. 


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