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Gordon Albert Tripp (1930-2020)

Gordon Albert Tripp

STRONG - Gordon Albert Tripp, 89, passed away on July 24, 2020, at his home in Strong.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1930, in Auburn, son of Charles and Elva (Fuller) Tripp. Gordon graduated from Canton High School in the class of 1948.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954.

On April 8, 1954, he married Georgia Foster in Colorado.

Gordon worked in the chemical manufacturing industry as a production supervisor, retiring from General Chemical. He was a member of the American Legion, Masons, and Bradbury Memorial Church. Gordon enjoyed wood working, trains, and loved spending time with his family.

Gordon is survived by his daughter, Willena Jennings and husband Bill; two sons, Herald Tripp and wife Gina of Chesterville, James Tripp and wife Barbara of Strong; sister Jean Harris; granddaughters, Jennifer Rackliff (Mike Robbins) of Anson, Heather Shulkin (Luke) of Santa Rosa, CA, Crystal Davis (Glen) of Strong, and Jillian Moody (John) of Kingfield; grandsons, Wade Tripp (Christina) of Columbia, SC, Keith Tripp of Chesterville, Joshua Tripp (Vicky Gurnery) of Pittsfield, Jason Jennings (Lindsey Colman) of Santa Rosa, CA, Duston McKeehan (Tiffany) of Berwick, Corey Tripp (Hannah) of Oak Harbor, WA, and Jordon Tripp of Farmington; 21 great grandchildren; and long-time companion, Lynn Smythe.

He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia; daughter Jean; grandson, Stephan; and siblings.

Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 2 PM, at 47 Flag Star Drive in Strong, with Rev. Steven Brown officiating.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. So sorry to read of the passing of Gordon. I enjoyed chatting with him when I worked in Strong. His posivity helped him through a lot.

  2. Gordon is survived by one sibling who resides in Texas, younger sister Jean Tripp Harris.

  3. Condolences to the family. He always was a gentleman and truly lived up to his role as the family patriarch. You will be missed by many. Bless you and RIP.

  4. To the Tripp family,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Loss is difficult no matter what the age or the circumstances. Time spent with loved ones is a true blessing which is often reflected upon during the time if mourning.

  5. He will be sincerely missed and my heart and prayers go out to our family. I love and miss you all. God bless!

  6. Thank you grandpa for the many life lessons, wisdom and a fare share or kicks in the ass when needed. I will miss you.

  7. Prayers and thoughts with you Jim and Barbie.

    Love Aunt Teresa and Uncle Johnnie