Born in Morris, NY on 7/9/1918 to Rev. Edward William Rimpo and Lois Anna Wanzer Rimpo, the youngest of three brothers. Charles, Edward, and Maurice. All deceased.
Moved at an early age to Paterson, NJ where Rev. E.W. Rimpo preached at the Union Ave. Baptist Church until his retirement .
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1941. Spent 4 years in the US Army in France during WWII finishing with the rank of Sergeant. Returned to Brown University for graduate work through 1948 and married Betty Jane Noren on January 1, 1949. First son Charles was born on December 29, 1949 while Maurice was working at the Duke Press in Durham, NC. Eighteen months later the family moved to Cambridge, MD where Maurice worked until retirement as the editor-in-chief of the Daily Banner. Son Thomas Mark was born prematurely on Aug 10, 1953 and died on Oct 2, 1953. Son Edward Timothy was born June 28, 1956.
Wife Betty died of cancer on June 12, 1982. Three years later Maurice married Rodella "Bonnie" Schacher. Bonnie was a widow who lived just two blocks away in a small town - yet they had never met. This marriage occurred shortly after Maurice's retirement. Bonnie and Maurice lived for a few years on Belvedere Ave, then spent their remaining years together living in a beautiful river front location they lovingly referred to as "Cove Cottage". They enjoyed extensive volunteering and traveled frequently. But mostly they enjoyed each other, a late afternoon glass of wine while watching sunsets on the river, and watching/feeding the birds.
Maurice died from complications of Parkinson's Disease February 5, 2001. Bonnie died of old age on December 16, 2015.
Often called Mo by his brothers and Maury by his father, The Daily Banner nickname of "Rimp" was thought to have originated there. However, recent discovery of his 1941 Colby College Yearbook revealed that this nickname started at least in college.
Dorchester County, MD History
Dorchester Art Center
Volunteering - Blackwater Wildlife Refuge & Brannock Maritime Museum
Articles About Dad and, or The Banner: (Click
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Articles Dad Wrote:
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|Written in anticipation of a Christmas trip to visit family in Arizona. The column below was written after this trip.|
|In this file on the left side of the page is a column about Rimp's trip to AZ to visit Chas, April, Tim, and Jeanne (sons and daughters-in-law) for Christmas 1982. The two right columns in the same file describe his trip the following August for Chas & April's wedding|
|Dad on Washing, Ironing, Cooking, & Sewing|
|Dad ponders the fate of missing socks|
|Housekeeping chores and getting organized. Attic contents|
|On exercise or the lack thereof|
|Dad's oatmeal in the radiator jalopy story|
|On job stress and his book collection (Separate topics!)|
|Trial and tribulations of putting together a new lawnmower|
|On using computers at The Banner and Grandma's cookies|
|Apple tree story plus the art of window shade repair|
|On gardening. One of Dad's great loves|
|An editor looks back over his career|
|On self-medication over the years and misc other topics|