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John T. Riepe, 89, former buyer for A&P supermarket chain
John T. Riepe, 89, former buyer for A&P supermarket chain

John Thomas Riepe, a former buyer for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., and former owner of a tool and equipment rental store, died Oct. 28 at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, after falling at lunch with friends. The longtime Guilford resident was 89. Mr. Riepe, the son of Joseph Creighton Riepe Sr. and Eleanor Thomas Stump Riepe, was born in Baltimore and grew up on Lake Avenue, just inside the city line. He was nicknamed Bill by his father for no apparent reason and answered to that name his whole life. He was a 1943 graduate of the Boys' Latin School of Maryland. After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed in the Hawaiian...

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