William H. Rippard, 75, a retired vice president and controller of the Perpetual Federal Savings and Loan Association who was active in professional and church organizations, died of pulmonary failure Friday at Georgetown University Hospital. He had been in the hospital since suffering a stroke in January.
Mr. Rippard was born in Washington and graduated from Gonzaga College High School and Benjamin Franklin University. He began his banking career with the National Bank of Washington and later worked for the old Merchants Bank.
In 1935, the year he married the former Catherine Lantel, Mr. Rippard went to work for Perpetual, which recently became the Perpetual American Savings Association. He was vice president and controller at the time of his retirement in 1974.
Mr. Rippard was a founder of the Financial Managers Society, a professional group, and served as its national president in 1950 and 1951. He was an instructor at Benjamin Franklin University from 1933 to 1947 and at the American Savings and Loan Institute from 1944 to 1970. In 1964 and 1970, he attended the International Savings and Loan Institute at Oxford University, England.
A resident of Washington all of his life, Mr. Rippard was preparing to move to Rossmoor Leisure World in Silver Spring when he was stricken in January. He was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Washington and the Christ Child Society.
He also was a member of the Columbia Country Club, the Reciprocity Club and the Washington Board of Trade.
In addition to his wife, of Rossmoor Leisure World, survivors include a sister, Margaret Rippard Hill of Kenwood.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to a charity of one's choice, or to The Christ Child Society, 5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.