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Sarah Anne "Sas" Riper Jan 26, 1934 - Jun 13, 2019

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Sarah Anne “Sas” Riper (neè Kilgore), age 85, a longtime resident of Brookhaven, passed away June 13, 2019.


Sas was raised in Chester and was a graduate of Chester High School. She worked for IBM in Chester, in billing for Marcus Hook Florist, and at John Francis Hair Salon in Boothwyn.  She was a long-time member of Christ United Methodist Church where she served as President of Pastor Parish Relations and was also a member of United Methodist Women, and Mary Martha Sisters.  She was the president of the Brookhaven Woman’s Club and a long-time volunteer at Coebourn Elementary School with the RSVP volunteer program. Sas enjoyed taking cruises, traveling to Hawaii, Europe and vacations at the Jersey shore with her family.  Sas was above all a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister whose greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.


She was the daughter of the late George Russell and Mary Roe (Robinson) Kilgore and wife of the late John (Jack) Riper, who passed in March 2019 after 63 years of marriage. She was also sister to the late Harry Kilgore and Edna May Koontz


SURVIVORS: Children:  Renè DiRamio (Domenic) and John Riper (Theresa); Grandchildren: David DiRamio, Lisa Krapf (Joseph), Evan and Nicole Riper; and Great Grandchildren: Aiden, Asher, and Ainsley DiRamio, and Olivia and Emma Krapf; Siblings: Mary Jane Wrzesniewski, Georgina McLaughlin (Jim), and Nancy Kobus (Ted)


VISITATION:  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 9:30-10:45 am at Christ United Methodist, 600 Dutton Mill Rd., Brookhaven, PA. Funeral Service: Tuesday at 11 am at Christ United Methodist Church. BURIAL:  Mount Hope Cemetery, Aston. In Lieu of Flowers: donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church. 


Service Location

Christ United Methodist Church

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Begins: Jun 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am

600 Dutton Mill Rd.

Brookhaven, PA 19015

Cemetery Location

Mount Hope Cemetery

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Jun 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm

4020 Concord Rd

Aston, PA 19014


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Grace Heslin says:

Submitted on: Jun 18, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss, Sas, she was a Bright Light, she will be missed. Loved her beautiful Smile and how proud she was of all of you. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Janet Owsiany says:

Submitted on: Jun 17, 2019

Wanted to extend condolences from our family to your family. Loss is always hard especially when the person that has left us is a bright spot in the work.