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Lawrence ‘Larry’ Ripa, 85, builder, developer of Wilmington residential, commercial properties

Lawrence "Larry" Ripa
Lawrence “Larry” Ripa

Lawrence “Larry” Ripa, of Wilmington, died June 3, 2015, at the age of 85.

Larry was born on Oct. 16, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a builder and developer of residential and commercial properties in the Wilmington area.

Larry is survived by his wife of 34 years, Wanda P. Ripa; daughter, Terri Honeycutt and son, Dean Ripa, both of Wilmington; stepson, Michael H. Crutchfield, of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Carly Bussman, Noah Huneycutt and Lawrence Orkin Ripa, all of Wilmington, Cole and Seth Crutchfield, of Louisville, Kentucky; and great-granddaughter, Scottie Drybrough, of Wilmington.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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