Jack Edward Tripp
Jack Edward Tripp, 83, of Milford, passed away at home on February 28, 2014, surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on February 26, 1931, in Harmony, ME, to Lois and Walter “Buck” Tripp. He moved with his parents and his sister Betty to Princeton, ME in 1943 where he earned his Eagle Scout badge, graduated from high school and met his future bride, Margaret Carle.
Jack served as a Radar Technician in the Air Force during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1953.
He married Margaret Carle in Maine in May 1955, and they moved to Texas. He graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX, in 1960 with a degree in Physics. Jack and his family returned to New England and settled in Milford, NH in 1963. He worked as an Engineer with Raytheon for 28 years.
Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter. He competed in riflery and archery, winning many awards including several archery medals in the National Senior Games. He enjoyed teaching children how to shoot the bow. He was a quiet Christian man who loved his family.
Survivors: his wife, Margaret; children Mark Tripp (Dorrie) of Clermont, FL, Jeanette Tripp of Milford, NH, Jeanelle Luckett (Trace) of El Cajon, CA and Paul Tripp (Becky) of Amherst, NH; sister Betty Field (Charles) of Princeton, ME; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 niece and 8 nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Household of Faith Church, 30 Merrimack Road, Amherst, NH on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. Donations may be sent to: Home Health & Hospice Care, c/o Development Dept., 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.