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Fred D. Riblett, Jr.July 27, 2017
Fred D. Riblett, Jr., 74, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 27, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Fred was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1943 to the late Fred Sr., and Kathleen Riblett. He was married to Janet Riblett for the last 25 years. He is survived by his identical twin brother, James C. Riblett (Jimmy) of Wilmington, DE, his brother, Johnny E. Riblett of Knoxville, TN and sister, Barbara J. Bush of Wilmington, DE.
He is also survived by his three children with Mary Ketchem; his son, Gregory C. Riblett, wife, Annette and their three children, Coleman, Vincent and Gabriella and his twin daughters, Julie Riblett, her husband, Juha and their daughter, Aniella and Jill Forbes, her husband, David and their two daughters, Lelah and Lara.
Fred considered himself above all a true patriot, husband, father and poppy to his 6 grandchildren. He was actively involved in all the grandchildren’s lives up until the very end. He will be remembered most for his willingness to help anyone in need, his love for his family and his courageous fight to the end.
Friends will be received at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808 on Wednesday, August 2nd from 10:00-11:30 am with a service at 11:30 am. Burial will immediately follow in Red Clay Creek Church Cemetery, McKennan’s Church Rd.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards brain cancer research payable to: Neuro-Oncology TCE Fund, Trustees of University of Pennsylvania Penn Medicine Dev, Attn: Sheryl Garton, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA. 19104.