He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.
He was the beloved husband of Betty (nee Hudgins); loving son of the late Rita and Greg Kelbach; dear brother-in-law of K.C. Peer and Susan Kraft; special uncle of many; and devoted companion to his dogs, Sophia, Skoshi and Bambi.
Friends will be received Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M., at the A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home, 18149 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, (West of I-71). All are invited to a Committal Service, with full military honors, Friday, November 16, 2012, at 10 A.M.