John David Ringelberg

June 15, 1945 - Mar. 11, 2019


Celebration of Life


     John’s farm
     on Stoll Hill Road





John David Ringelberg

John David Ringelberg “Big John ” to many who knew him passed away March 11th 2019. Born June 15 1945 son of John M Ringelberg and Dorothy (Lyon) Ringelberg of Black Creek. He was a graduate of Cuba Central School and Alfred State College.

John who was a resident of Black Creek all of his life enjoyed family, friends, music, and a good conversation with a boiling hot cup of coffee. He was a dairy farmer in early years, and employee of Dresser Rand, a blue berry farmer with his cousin Dennis Cooper, and became a self employed salesman in later years.

John started Black Creek Machinery as many might remember with the big flatbed truck rolling through town piled to top with machinery. He was also the owner of Big John’s Tavern in Cuba where he could be found on some weekends having a Pepsi in the corner. He enjoyed meeting people and sharing stories with strangers and friends. John knew how to take chances and live life to the fullest. Taking care of his family was his first priority, taking time to make every day and event special in his own way with everyone’s thoughts in mind before his own. John was a man that passed on every memory he knew and gave advice to try to make everyone a better person with kind words of encouragement. He was always helpful to anyone who needed a hand. No advice given was ever given without the sincerity and knowledge from what he had learned from his broad life lessons. Big John’s kindness to all will be missed.

John is survived by his wife Cindy (Plaisted) Ringelberg and children Jill (Nate Ditchcreek) Loiacono and Doug(Nicole) Ringelberg, grandchildren Gianna, Jessica, and Wylee.

Rather than services the family will be holding a celebration of life gathering on John’s farm on Stoll Hill Road mid-June around his birthday, where many family and friends can spend time together in what was known as the “trailer field”.

Anyone interested in attending please email for exact date and time will be returned when decided.

Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.





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