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John Tirpak

December 16, 1930 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 91)

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John Tirpak, age 91, of Colonia, NJ passed away at home on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

John was born in Glen Lyon, PA to the late Paul and Anna Tirpak. He lived in Linden,

NJ briefly before putting down roots in Colonia, NJ with his beloved wife Marie in


John dedicated his life to his family, friends, country, and community. John was a

veteran of the US Air Force and proudly served during the Korean War. Before

retiring, he worked for Tenco as a maintenance mechanic. John was particularly

gratified with his time spent in the Mount Pocono community as a dedicated

volunteer firefighter. A man of many talents, he was eager to learn new things, and

could build or fix anything. He was selfless, loved making new acquaintances, and

was always willing to help others; if anyone ever needed a tool, he had three of them.

He enjoyed entertaining his friends and sharing stories; there was always music

playing in their home. He made friends easily, and everyone who knew John loved


John is survived by his sister Rose; his children and their spouses Babette (John),

John (Patricia), Donna (Matthew); his nephew Bob and nieces Maureen and Penny;

his grandchildren Erica (Brian), and Kyle (Josh); and his great-grandchildren John,

Victoria, Michael, Samantha, Nicole, and Amelia; and his much-loved neighbors.

John is predeceased by his sister, Pauline, and his cherished wife and love of his life,


Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Gosselin

Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road, Edison, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial for John

will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St. Georges Byzantine Church,

417 McCandless Street, Linden NJ. All who would like to attend the Mass can meet

at the Church. The Mass will be followed by a committal service at St. Gertrude

Cemetery, Colonia, NJ.

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May 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Road
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Mass of Christian Burial
May 10, 2022

10:00 AM
St George Byzantine Church
417 McCandless Street
Linden, NJ 07036

May 10, 2022

11:45 AM
St Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07967

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