LeRoy ~ William G. Tripp, age 71, of Glenwood Drive, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, after a valiant fight with cancer.
He was born April 12, 1946 in Rhinebeck, N.Y., a son of the late H. Fred and Frances Bostwick Tripp.
Bill graduated Magnum Cum Laude from SUNY Geneseo's Master of Arts program and went on to be a longtime (1969 - 2001) English teacher at LeRoy High School, where he coached and assisted with baseball, cross country and the filming of the varsity football games. He was also a class advisor for many years. He had a deep love of music and played the French horn. He was an avid fisherman and bowler, and also enjoyed hunting, golfing and playing euchre. He was also a die-hard NY Yankees fan. During his summer breaks and into his retirement years, Bill could be seen painting houses and providing lawn and garden services and general yard work around the area.
One of Bill's biggest attributes, for which he was known, was his sense of humor and quick wit.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of over 40 years, Susan Davis Tripp; his daughter, Allison (Josh) Mora of Buffalo; sister, Martha (Gerry) Garing of E. Glennville, NY; granddaughters, Charlotte and Juli Mora; sister-in-law, Barbara Tripp of Quincy, IN; father-in-law, Jack Davis of Horseheads; nieces, Sara (Mark) Tripp Betz and Meredith (Tim) Tripp L'Heureux; nephew, Paul F. Garing, along with two aunts, cousins and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother, John Tripp and his mother-in-law, Grace Davis.
At Bill's request, there will be no prior calling hours and services will be private and held at a later date.
The courtesy of no flowers is requested, with memorials suggested to either the Wilmot Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627 or the William G. Tripp Scholarship Award, c/o Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service, P.O. Box 187, LeRoy, N.Y. 14482.