Obit for George I. Tripp, Jr. Springwater, NY

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Frank Dutko

Milton, FL

#1 Jan 6, 2009
I have not been able to locate an obit for George Tripp. Anyone help? He was a classmate of mine during WWII in Aviation Cadets graduating in April 1943. duke43d@hotmail.com
proud ranger wife

United States

#2 Jan 6, 2009
Hope this helps...found it @ www.eveningtribune.com has a nice picture of him. May God Bless you & his other friends & family. I am sorry for your loss. This will show in more than one post in its' entirety because of it's excessive length
proud ranger wife

United States

#3 Jan 6, 2009
Springwater, N.Y.-
Lt. Colonel George I. Tripp Jr., 88, passed away peacefully Saturday (Nov. 29, 2008) at the Livingston County Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris.
George was born Aug. 7, 1920 in Bergen to G. Irving and Katherine (Simpson) Tripp. George was predeceased by two sisters, Thelma Weiner and Evelyn Causyn, and a brother, Ralph Ivan Tripp.
George entered the Army Air Corps on Oct. 2, 1940 as a mechanic. After Pearl Harbor, George entered pilot training, receiving his wings on April 1, 1943 at Luke Field, Ariz.; he then served as a P-38 Lightning Pilot in the European Theatre taking part in D-Day flying over the beachheads providing cover to invasion troops from enemy planes. He was shot down over Normandy, France on June 22, 1944, evading capture with the aid and bravery of the French people. He served 20-plus years in the active Air Force Reserve achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He received his Air Force Reserve certificate for 40 continuous years in 1980.
proud ranger wife

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2009
Upon returning from overseas, George married Nora Boston of Brockport, on Oct. 31, 1944, and was stationed at the Santa Rosa Army Air Base in California. At the end of the war, they returned to Brockport where he worked at Bausch & Lomb and Delco before attending SUNY Brockport, earning his Bachelorís and Masterís Degrees in education and administration. He served the Greece Central School District as a teacher and principal at Paddy Hill, Buchman Heights, West Ridge and Longridge schools.
George and Nora were the parents of five children, Richard (Carol), Patricia Gould, Robert (deceased), Nancy (Barry) Massing and Philip; a daughter-in-law, Karen Kelly; the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Upon his retirement, after 25 years with the Greece Central School District, George and Nora moved to Springwater, where he became very active in the community. He was an active member of the Springwater United Methodist Church serving as trustee, a life member of the Springwater Fire Dept. with 20 years as Fire Police Captain, was a 3rd Degree Mason, joining Nov. 3, 1953 and a member of the S. Dansville/Wayland Lodge 478. As a member of the American Legion since 1941, he joined Post No. 905 of Springwater holding several offices including two terms as Commander and received his gold card for life membership. He served as Treasurer and Commander of the Livingston County American Legion. He was co-founder and gold card life member of the Springwater Squadron No. 905 of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL). In 1995, he successfully served as Commander of the Seventh District, which he named the ďSuper SeventhĒ and served as Commanderís Aide under Department Commander Ted Colman. In addition, George was a member of the Springwater Rod & Gun Club serving a term as President and was a member of the Springwater-Websters Crossing Historical Society.
Outside of Springwater, George was a member of the Escape and Evasion Society, Air Force Assoc., Pilotís Class 43-D Assoc., the 485th Fighter Squadron and enjoyed traveling to reunions throughout the country. He volunteered countless hours at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum and at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua. In his leisure time, George enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and his family.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland. Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at the Springwater United Methodist Church. Burial with full military honors will take place in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Springwater.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Springwater United Methodist Church, the Springwater/Webster Crossing Historical Society, the Springwater Fire Dept. or any veteranís service agency in memory of Lt. Col. George I. Tripp. Those who wish to light a memory candle for George may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com .
riiight

United States

#5 Jan 9, 2009
Nice work Ranger wife. You are a good and decent person.
proud ranger wife

United States

#6 Jan 10, 2009
riiight wrote:
Nice work Ranger wife. You are a good and decent person.
Well let's just say I have my moments & leave it at that ;o)...Mighty nice thing of you to say though...thanks!
Judy Tripp-Neu

AOL

#7 Mar 1, 2009
Frank Dutko wrote:
I have not been able to locate an obit for George Tripp. Anyone help? He was a classmate of mine during WWII in Aviation Cadets graduating in April 1943. duke43d@hotmail.com
George was my father-in-law and the grandfather to my children. If you would like anything else regarding George's life, please let me know. We miss him, but the town is saluting him this year at the end of June, and I happened to see your posting while researching info for a brief history of him.
Steve Stange

Naperville, IL

#8 Nov 6, 2010
Judy Tripp-Neu wrote:
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George was my father-in-law and the grandfather to my children. If you would like anything else regarding George's life, please let me know. We miss him, but the town is saluting him this year at the end of June, and I happened to see your posting while researching info for a brief history of him.
Did George earn the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving? Thank you I am researching his service during WWII, amazing story about his time in France-Steve
Phil Tripp

United States

#9 Dec 17, 2011
Steve Stange wrote:
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Did George earn the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving? Thank you I am researching his service during WWII, amazing story about his time in France-Steve
George is my father. He did not get a DFC, however I believe he hwas nominated for it.

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