PORT ALLEGANY - Paul J. Tripp, 80, of Pleasant Drive, passed away Saturday (Feb. 11, 2017) in Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 30, 1936, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Albert E. and Florence Sherwood Tripp. On June 26, 1958, in Belfast, N.Y., he married Deloris E. Stocking, who died March 1, 2005. Paul was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1954. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Tripp had worked for Pierce Glass Co. and Pittsburgh Corning Co., both of Port Allegany, and most recently with Dresser Manufacturing of Bradford, where he retired after 30 years of service, in 2002. He was a member of the former Evangelical United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, American Legion Post 258 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 460, both of Port Allegany, and was a member of the Winchester Express Family Band. Surviving are three sons, Stephen P. (Renee) Tripp of Valparaiso, Ind., and Rodger E. (Lana) Tripp and Jeffrey W. (Wendy) Tripp, all of Eldred; two daughters, Cindy S. (Frank) Heslop of Poland, Ohio, and Lorrie A. (Jesse Wright) Achar of Bradford; 13 grandchildren, Chandler, Parker and Cameron Tripp, Jason Tripp, Aubrey Cook, Andery DeEmilio, Erica Austin, Kelly Wright, Craig and Ryan Tripp, Angel and Jordan Achar, and Jessica Santiago; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Deloris; and a baby sister, Helen Tripp. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Ernest Perry, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Eldred, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany. Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance Association; or Potter County VNA. Condolences can be made @ switzerfuneralhome.com.
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