John James Peipon died at his home in Lebanon, Tenn. on Feb. 11, due to complications from cancer. He was 68.

John was born on Oct. 2, 1948, in Kingston, Pa. He graduated from Kingston High School in 1966, and went on to earn a degree in clinical pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

He moved to Martha’s Vineyard and worked at Yates Drug Store and Leslie’s Drug store in Vineyard Haven. After retiring from pharmacy he worked at the Tisbury Water Department.

John was an avid reader who also enjoyed baseball, football, and tennis. Later in life he found bicycling and fly-fishing; he built bikes and designed and tied flies. John said, “Bicycling gave me my freedom, fishing became my joy.”

He is survived by and lovingly remembered by his wife of 14 years, Laurie Schreiber; brother James Peipon and wife Mariana; daughter Corrine Peipon; and stepsons Max Schreiber Eagan and Evan William Eagan.

A celebration Of life will be held at John and Laurie’s home in Lebanon, Tenn., on Saturday, March 11. For more information contact Laurie Schreiber at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN, 37203, or to The Center For Spiritual Living Nashville, 6705 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN, 37209.