Gary C. Tripp, 71, went home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2021. He grew up in Conklin, NY, attending Susquehanna Valley High School, where he would meet and marry the love of his life, Ann Marie Maus. His life, passions, and duty took him to the mountains of Montana, the deserts of Las Vegas, the jungles of Vietnam (where he served his country honorably), and many places in between, eventually settling in Windsor, NY. He is predeceased by his parents, Newt and Arleta Tripp, and his brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Ann; his five children: Adam (Melissa), Jason (Paige), Kevin, Joanna and Steven (Amber); thirteen grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and many others who are family, regardless of bloodline. This is his legacy: love and acceptance regardless of label or position. No matter what you called him - Grandpa, Grampy, Uncle, Brother in Christ, Dad, or Friend - he was a proper role model and a great man. He was a career sojourner with stints at a wide range of employers, excelling no matter the calling or task. His greatest calling, however, was that of Minister. He graduated from Practical Bible College, where he learned to take his love of Christ and share it with others, whether that was from behind the pulpit as a Pastor or across the kitchen table many years after he stopped preaching in a formal role. This is the one common thread found in his life no matter the station: a well-read Bible at the ready, a loving smile, a hearty handshake, and a welcoming spirit. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers or memorials should be made to Joshua Nations, PO Box 745728, Arvada, CO 80006 or follow this link https:joshuanations.kindful.com/?campaign=1104885
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