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RIPLEY, Calvin Coolidge Theobald, 81, formerly of Kearny, passed away after a long illness on December 7, 2006 in his Tinton Falls home surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on July 12, 1925 in Orange, New Jersey. He served in World War II in the Army Corps of Engineers and was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.

He owned a patent for a method of fat recovery in the rendering business which is still used by many companies today. At the time of his death, he was President of The Theobald Industries as well as Florida Shortening.

He was a huge inspiration to his daughters and sons! He was a big supporter of his sons' company "Mid Atlantic Vegetable Shortening". He held a private pilot license for 50 years and loved to fly to North Carolina for breakfast on any given Sunday with his son Calvin.

He was predeceased by his son Michael. He is survived by bis wife of 60 years Belle Farrar Theobald; three sons, Calvin, Richard and Perry: six daughters, Adeline, Priscilla, Lucinda, Elizabeth, Geraldine (Jake) and Regina; nineteen grandchildren; a sister Betty McGovern and a brother George. He will be sorely missed by his wife and children but he will live on in all our hearts with the wonderful memories he left with us.

Visitation will be at the Bongarzone Funeral Home in Tinton Falls from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Saturday December 9. Interment will be in West Ripley Cemetery in Ripley. Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086-1240.

Local arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. To sign an online guestbook, go to

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