Benjamin Tripp

Obituary of Benjamin Riley Tripp

Benjamin Riley Tripp Sr., 84, of State College, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home at State College with his loving family by his side. Born September 15, 1934 in Ayden, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Levi & Nancy Dail Tripp. He married Evelyn Videau Joyner of Farmville, NC, who survives at home, on June 7th, 1958. He is survived by his two sons; B. Riley Tripp Jr. and his wife Teresa of Stony Creek, VA and Michael K. Tripp and his wife Janice of Williamsville, NY and three grandchildren; Kaycee, Taylor and Maria. He attended North Carolina State University, graduating in '56 with a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) and completed his Master of Science in '58. Riley worked from 1961-1979 for Calspan Corp. in Buffalo, New York before moving to State College in 1979. He spent the next 15 years with Raytheon(HRB –Singer) as a Department Head. Before retiring in 1998 Riley worked for Centrex Precision Plastics for 4 years as Chief IT officer. Throughout his entire life, Riley held an unwavering faith in God. He was committed to his church, severing at various times as an usher, deacon and working on finance committees. Riley used his engineering skills to do the rewiring of his church back in Buffalo, NY. Riley with his wife Videau were frequent visitors to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Riley was a big Penn State football fan. Being from the South he was an avid TV watcher of both ACC football and basketball, he enjoyed professional baseball, digital photography and working on the family genealogy. He was an avid outdoor walker up until the last couple years walking 4 miles a day, 6 days a week, year round. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 27th from 10-11am at Faith Baptist Church, 647 Valley Vista Dr, State College, PA 16803. A funeral Service will follow the visitation at 11am with Pastor Drew Fenstermacher officiating. Burial will be held back home in Ayden, NC at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 647 Valley Vista Dr, State College, PA 16803 Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
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Saturday
27
July

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Faith Baptist Church
647 Valley Vista Dr.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
27
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Faith Baptist Church
647 Valley Vista Dr.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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