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John B. Tripp

March 13, 1935 November 3, 2018
John B. Tripp
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John B. Tripp of Mountain View, California passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2018. John was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, graduated from Danbury High School in 1953 and served in the US Air Force from 1956 to 1960.

John enjoyed a 39 year career in the electronics field, specializing in manufacturing and logistics. John started with National Semiconductor in 1960 and transferred to Fairchild Instruments in 1968. In 1976 John was hired by Hewlett Packard and retired in 1999 as a materials control manager.

In 1983, John found the gift of sobriety. "Happy John" was a servant leader helping others overcome challenges. His comment: “Wow what a journey, thank God for A.A., it changed my life, and made it worth living.”

John was preceded in death by his father John B. Tripp, mother Helen Powers, wife Mary Patricia Allen Tripp and son in law James Rudzavice. Survived by his children, John B. Tripp Jr. and wife Debra of Etiwanda, CA, Kathye Mendez and husband Ronald of Suisun City, CA, Thomas Tripp and wife Catherine of Ripon, CA, and Sarah Rudzavice of Bethlehem, CT. Additionally, survived by his grandchildren, Ryan and Bailey Tripp, Austin and Anthony Mendez, Megan Tripp, Margaret Rudzavice and one great grandchild James John Tripp. He is also survived by his sister Kay Swenson.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Thursday November 8, 2018, from 5 to 9 pm, at the Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real West, Mountain View, CA. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, 582 Hope St., Mountain View, CA, on Friday November 9, 2018 at 12 pm. A burial will be held on Saturday November 17, 2018 at St. Peters Cemetery in Danbury, Connecticut, at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Rudzavice Family Cancer Foundation, PO Box 144, Bethlehem, Connecticut, 06751.

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5:00 PM 11/8/2018 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/8/2018 9:00:00 PM
Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary

96 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary
96 West El Camino Real Mountain View 94040 CA
United States

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12:00 PM 11/9/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph's Church

582 Hope Street
Mountain View, CA

St. Joseph's Church
582 Hope Street Mountain View CA
United States

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