Dear Randy, Tracy, TJ, Kelly and Family,
Just learned of your loss. Frank was a great father. I have wonderful memories of Frank and your family when I was recruiting Tracy for Lafayette and when he attended our games.
My prayers are with you.
Randy, my dearest friend. I am so sorry for this huge loss...I remember your husband graciously giving my late husband an autographed picture and you surprising me with it as a Christmas gift...you were and will always be that bright light for me.... God bless and keep you and your children in this time..... Big hug... April from Viva......
Frank Tripucka has left his legacy at Notre Dame, NFL, and in Bloomfield. His love of life was always present in his greatest love which was that of his family. Frank was most proud of his family. To you all may God bless you for your loss.
Ed Johnson and The Johnson Family
Growing up at Forest Hill I heard my Dad talk about Frank Tripuka. But living in Bloomfield, my recollection of Mr. tripuka was he and his children walking to church on Sunday mornings, each one clutching a coin in their hand for collection. If anyone dared to talk the long arm of Mr. tripuka would reach across the back of the pew and that child would be sitting next to Dad. In later years I taught some of the Tripuka grandchildren in Mt. Lakes and shared some stories with them. A great athlete and family man has left us for a better life where his family will all join him one day. If I had seen this timely, my Husband, Vincent Leo Jr. And I would have attended the funeral to pay our respects. Peggy Leo
My condolences to you and your family. I am sure you have many great memories of your dad. Keep them in your hart !
Kelly, Mark, Tracy and TK,
Your dad was a great man and we're sorry to hear of his passing. You can see so much of him in each of you and that's a great thing! He was one of a kind - a true gentleman who was so proud of his kids. May he rest in peace.
Tom and Debbie McLaughlin
Kelly, Janice and the entire Tripucka family....I only learned of Frank's passing last night, while watching the Giants game. He was such a wonderful man and I will not forget the time I met him at his home, when he got that big screen TV. May he Rest In Peace.
Rveryone in Saskatchewan remembers Frank fondly.
So sorry to hear of your loss, Are family's have been together for 3 generations. I know the sweet spot in my fathers mind was when he went back to the day's of football in Bloomfield and Coach Foley, I bet that's where they are now. daughter of Bubbles Leonard, Our deepest sympathy, The Johnson Family
we are so sorry for your loss of your
beloved Frank. He was very unique on a
whole other level with my family and words
will never express our gratitude.
You have raised kind and generous children along with Frank and our prayers are with you.
Warm regards, Elaine and Fred Scordo
Palm Springs, California
Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man. I can remember back in the early 70's I would go to the company and load the car with two kegs of beer for the weekend at the Jersey shore. He would walk me out and tell to have a great time. He had a very warm heart.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Great obit for a great man! Go Irish!!
Tracey and Family.
Heartfelt Sympathy.I know how much he meant to you and how Proud you were of Him.I PRAY for Him and you to give you strenght in dealing with this immense loss. John Jackiewicz and family
Randy, Tracy, Kelly, and family
Your fathers kindness was so wonderful to our family. He was a very special
man and athlete. He will always be so
missed at the Bloomfield football games. His passing is a sad day for all his fans on every level.
Our prayers are with you,
Edward Berlinski jr. and Dorothy Berlinski
My dad Nick D'Aloia worked for Trip Distributors he always spoke very highly of the company and your family. My dad passed this past April and I'm sure he would have want me to pass on his condolences to you all. Peace and thank you. Serafina Rogers
To the Tripucka Family.
Your Father was a great man.
My deapest sympathies to all of
you. May he rest in peace
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gail and Jeff Lindemann
(Daughter of Bill and Peg Jacobus)
Kelly and Janice, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May God be with all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marie K. Lowther
My Heart & Prayers go out to the entire Tripucka Family. I know it was a short time Sir but it was a pleasure knowing you & having the pleasure to work at the front gate. RIP # 18
Chris, I wish you and your family my most sincere condolences on the loss of your father. His football legacy is truly outstanding but his family is his true legacy
Sharon and I offer our prayers for you and your family with your Dad's passing.
I WILL REMEMBER ALL THE GREAT CONVERSATIONS WE HAD IN KERIAN'S MENS SHOP. WE SHARED A LOT OF LAUGHS. MY FRIEND FRANK WAS 1ST. CLASS ALL THE WAY
May you find strength and comfort in the words of Jeremiah 29:11 Jehovah is a God peace and of hope. With deep sympathy.
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Tripucka played a great game. During this difficult time may his memories and the God of comfort bring comfort to you.
Tracy , Karen and family...our deepest sympathies on your loss of Pop.
Silvia family (Rhode Island)
Heather, I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It has been forever since we worked together at LHS in RI, but my thoughts and prayers go out to you.
To Tracy and Family,So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May God Bless him and Your Family. Our prayers are with you.
Bill and Joan Salus
The Tripucka's are a proud family and I'm sure the Legacy will live on for many, many years to come.
To the Tripucka family we wish to express our heartfelt condolences on your loss of such a wonderful man. He has left you a legacy to be extremely proud of, a life very well lived.
Warm regards, Adele White & Dan White
All our love to the family, now my dad has someone to talk sports with among the angels! Love, Denise & Patrick Mc Dougald- Costigan
Im sending my prayers and condolences to the TRIPUCKA'S family. I FOLLOW KELLY THRU NOTRE DAME. WATCH MANY GAMES, VERY NICE MAN. we will all meet again someday.
To the Tripucka family,
So sorry to learn of Frank's passing. Many great memories of his career in the CFL - he was a great quarterback and a great guy.
Ron Stewart, Ottawa
Sorry to learn of the passing of Frank Tripuka one the legendary great Notre Dame Quarterbacks ,Canadian Football League All Star,Bloomfield H.S. Athletic Standout,and A.F.L. Star with Denver.
I'm sorry to receive news of Mr. Tripucka's passing. My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. For Trip Distributors summer team (1978-80), I always brought my A game when the GM, Big Frank was in attendance...which was often. Some great memories of Pershing Field and various JC gyms with the Tripucka brothers. Thank you, Randy & Frank for your fan support. I remember Mr. Tripucka as a wonderful man!
Tracy...my friend and coaching partner. Sorry to hear about your Papa...a real legend! Condolences..Ken Gardner
We extend our sincere sympathy from Canada where Frank Tripucka became a legend with the Saskatchewn Roughriders in the C.F.L. from 1953 to 1959. R.I.P. great one.
Sending sympathy to the entire Tripucka family. I have so many fond memories of the family from my years in Bloomfield. My Mom and Dad, Marion and Ed Sands thought the world of Frank and Randy. Hopefully your wonderful memories will sustain you all during this difficult time.
May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Phillipians 4:7 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
peace out to you and family of frank
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Frank.May we be comforted and strengthen with the words of our loving Heavenly Father in this time of grief.Jeremiah 29:11. Seta
May you rest in peace now that you won the greatest game. My prayers go to the whole Tripucka family. Mr.Tripucka was a role model to many,will be missed but never forgotten.
Sorry to hear about your dad's passing.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My heart and prayers go out to the Tripuka family.I read of Frank's passing in the Boston Globe,and had to read my former home town paper, the Star-Ledger to obtain more info.It is my hope that the cherished memory of Frank will somehow ease the pain of His passing.
My sympathies to the Tripucka as we shared many special times together, myself and my parents Jack & Eleanor Courter
when ann and i babysat for tripuka children frank reassured me the huge dogs were harmless / very nice man
To Randy and Family,
Sending my hugs, tears and prayers to all of you. I have so many wonderful memories of your bigger than life Frank and the Tripucka-Richards sit down gatherings so we could look eye-to-eye! Frank was a gentle giant who loved to laugh!! May you find comfort in the care and support of your large circle of family and friends.
Heather and family,
He was a remarkable man. I know you will miss him. He was a loyal son of Notre Dame who has marched on to his ultimate victory! May he rest in peace!
Only God can give everlasting life.
Only God will erase our strife.
God and his son will soon resurrect those
Who have passed away.
It will soon happen one day.
Until then, for you I'll pray.
To the Tripucka family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father Frank.
May you know he is in a better place of rest.
John & Cathy Quackenbush
RIP, Mr, Tripucka,,,The Leone Family from Toms River, NJ,, I'm Mrs.Kathy Leone,,,(WALSH),,, my Dad is Bill Walsh,,,
Dear Randy, Tracy, Heather, Mark, Todd, Kelly, TK and Christopher and families.
The Bangor Daily News reported of Mr. Tripucka's passing; all I could think of was what a wonderful role model he was for his family. He and your Mom raised quite a good group to carry on his legacy. Sunday afternoons in the Fall of 1967-68 were all about football in your den at Broad Street. Randy darned socks as the game played, I recall! It was a warm, friendly and fun atmosphere for me to experience. Frank was a Giant who brought so much to this world. My heartfelt sorry is sent your way. Love, Ginger Fitzgerald, Bangor, Maine
Dear Randy, Tracy, Heather, Mark, Todd, Kelly, TK and Christopher and families:
The Bangor Daily News offered word of Mr. Tripucka's passing; all I could think of was what a wonderful role model he was for his family. Along with your Mom, they raised quite an outstanding group to carry on his legacy. Sunday afternoons in late Fall 1967-68 at your home on Broad Street were all about watching football...Randy darned socks while the game played! The atmosphere was warm and friendly for me! Frank was a Giant of a man and he will certainly be remembered for all the good he brought to the world. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you. Love, Ginger Fitzgerald, Bangor, Maine
Kelly, TK and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Your Dad was a great guy and will be missed by many. Peace to you all.
Kelly and Janice and all of Frank Tripucka's family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your patriarch. We wish you all peace.
Sara, David, Graham, and Charlotte Falk
Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May our Heavenly Father give you the comfort and peace to endure your pain. Roman 5:15
Frank Tripuka was a class act. He will be forever remembered as one of the original great Denver Bronco players, a member of their
Ring of Fame, and the man who allowed his number 18 to come out of retirement so a youngster named Peyton Manning could were it. It takes a real man with class to do such a thing. May he find rest in the arms of the Lord and may his family receive comfort in God's love.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
We love you....in Northern Indiana
My condolences to your family. My mom, Lois Carew (Higgins) went to high school with him. She often told us little stories about him . What a wonderful man. I hope that they meet again in heaven and relive the glory days of Bloomfield High School. God Bless. Ginny Higgins Morey
Dear Randy and family, I am writing this letter to you for my father George Keenan'48. We are sad to hear another one of the good guy's has left us. The time's spent together at ND and later in New Jersey are great memories. All my father talks about is the "good old days", at Notre Dame. May the wonderful life of a cherished husband, father, grandfather and friend help you now. Frank is in Heaven with Bert and the team!
RIP, Mr. Tripucka. You were truly a good man.
Frank's many public athletic accomplishments are truly outstanding but perhaps his greatest legacy is his wonderful wife, Randy, and their tremendous family. For those of us priviledged to know the private side of Frank's life, Frank's family is truly the jewel in his crown of accomplishments.
Memories of sand lot on Spring St, Foley Field, the class of 45 and onward, you made us proud. God speed,Trip.
Sincere sympathy to the entire Tripucka Family. NJ, Essex County and the entire USA has lost an athletic legend and a true gentleman. RIP
Frank's many public athletic accomplishments are truly outstanding, but perhaps his greatest legacy is his wonderful wife, Randy, and their tremendous family. For those of us priviledged to know the private side of Frank's life, Frank's family was truly the jewel in his crown of achievements.
It was my pleasure to meet your father through Jerry Groom of the "Leahy Lads".
He is an ND Legend.
God Bless Frank Trilpucka and his family.
Joe Hogan. ND'66
I first met Frank at the New Jersey Sport Writers dinner when they were honoring his son Kelly. I presented him with a ND pen, and told him this was right from the ND Book Store, a year or so later he was one of the guests at The Notre Dame Club Of The Mowhawk Valley. Found him to be a true ND Man. My condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild.
we all loved to watch you play..the legend
Thank you, Frank Tripucka, for lots of thrills in those wild old days of the AFL.
Long ago and far away we "hung out" in Bloomkfield,NJ were we went to High School. Frank was a good stand up guy
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of a great quarterback in Denver Bronco history. I first heard of frank when I watched old newsreel highlights when he starred for Notre Dame. When the American football league first came on NBC I watched the broncos play the Houston oilers and watched frank battle with another legend of the league George Blanda. frank certainly deserved to have his jersey retired for his great career. I just hope that peyton manning will do that number proud. now frank is calling signals for an even greater team now. may our loving savior bless and comfort your family at this time of sorrow. to the REAL number 18 I say rest in peace and thank you for your greatness not only on the football field but in life as well. you will be missed.
Giving his retired jersey number to Peyton Manning was the most gracious gesture, I have ever read about in the world of sports. We have all experienced a great loss. May his soul rest in peace.
I NEVER HAD THE Joy to watch your father play, but I will do some research for sure. I STILL REMEMBER WATCHING THE FIRST SUPER BOWL AS A KID. I'M SURE HE GAVE HIS FANS LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES. HE PLAYED WHEN FOOT BALL WAS PLAYED BY PIONEER'S. God bless him and your family.
You light will forever shine!
Those shooting stars at night are your receivers! You set a standard, you walked the talk, your heart of gold is what folks really saw! May your family find comfort in the sharing!