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James Emery Tripp (75) passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024 with his family by his side. He was born in Ithaca, NY on December 6, 1948 to the late Deloris Sharp Tripp and Carl Tripp.


Jim graduated from Ithaca High School in 1967 and served the United States Army from June 1968 through May 1969. While bravely serving as an Infantryman in Vietnam he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for Heroism. As well as the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and several other medals.

Jim met and married his wife of 53 years, Judy Hilker Tripp in 1970. Together they raised three children, Jerralynn Tripp Misco (Paul), Matthew Tripp and Melissa Tripp Warner and are grandparents to nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was the owner and operator of Tripp’s Automotive Repair in Cortland NY from 1984 -2012 when he retired.

Calling hours will be held on February 3, 2024 from 11am – 1pm followed by a service at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main Street, Dryden, NY 13053.

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