__. Sir John Ropner, 2nd Baronet, died at his home in North Yorkshire, Thorp Perrow, Bedale, 13 February, 2016, aged 78.
He was born 16 Apr, 1937, son of Sir Leonard Ropner, 1st Bt, of a shipping dynasty, by his wife the former Esme Robertson (d 11 Dec, 1996); succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his father, 12 Oct, 1977.
He married firstly, in 1961 (div 1970), Anne Melicent Delmé Radcliffe; married 2ndly, 1970 (div 1993), Auriol Mackeson-Sandbach (she is now Marchioness of Linlithgow); married thirdly, 1996, Diana Nicola Agnew.
Sir John leaves 2 daughters from his first marriage, and one son and two daughters from his second marriage. The baronetcy passes to his son, Henry John William Ropner, who was born 24 Oct, 1981.
Funeral at St Gregory's Church, Bedale, Friday 26 Feb, 2016.