PLYMOUTH – Clyde W. Tripp, 89, of Plymouth passed away on Oct. 13, 2020 unexpectedly after a brief illness with his loving wife of 40 years and his family by his side.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1931 to the late Irving L. and Marjory (Cook) Tripp. He lived for the first half of his life in Onset, being raised by his grandparents, William and Min Cook.
Attending Wareham and New Bedford Voke, he spent much of his spare time fishing and learning the ropes at the Onset Fire Station. Also working on the Brush breaker at Shawme Crowell State Forest.
In 1950, he joined the U.S. Army serving with the 11th Airborne Division 511th PLR.
In 1946 he was appointed a Substitute on the Onset Fire Department under Chief Clayton W. Bishop and served until becoming a Captain on Engine 2. He returned to work for the state serving as a patrolman for the Upper Cape. He became District Fire Warden of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket County until retiring in 1989. He also served as an EPO in hunting season.
He loved hunting, saltwater fishing, ice fishing, shell fishing and building boats.
Clyde was a life member of the Wareham -New Bedford Lodge of Elks #93, the DAV, 11th Airborne Association and the 511th Airborne Association.
In later years Clyde enjoyed traveling with his wife and family and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Donna L. (Cody) Tripp; a daughter, Lori Ann Moran and her husband James; granddaughter, Elizabeth; great grandchildren, Yasmin and James Moran; children, William Tripp, Marjory Rakoski, Amy Tripp, Gregory Mondillo and his wife Karen, Cathy Fisher and her husband Ronald, Lori Fisher and her husband Wayne and grandchildren, Tara, Jessica, Patrick, Michael and Katelynn; great grandchildren, Corey II, Mikey, Aeliana, Riley and Taysia.
He will be sorely missed.
His memorial service will be held at a later date.