AMHERST - Stanley R. Tripp died peacefully Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst.
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Tripp was born in Dickens, Iowa, May 28, 1927, to Chester and Ina (Rinehart) Tripp. He was reared in Spencer, Iowa, and graduated from high school there in 1944.
Tripp enlisted in the U.S. Army in a student program at the University of Missouri and went into active military service in June 1945. He was stationed in Camp Fannin, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., until his discharge in December 1946.
After leaving the U.S. Army, Tripp enrolled at the University of Iowa, where he earned a degree in journalism in February, 1950.
From 1950 to 1955 he worked as a writer for a trade publication and for radio and television broadcasting in Denver and Grand Junction, Colo. He moved to New York City in 1955 and was a copywriter in advertising.
In 1965 he moved to Boston, where he was employed as a copywriter in Boston advertising agencies. From 1969 to 1990 he worked in advertising in Connecticut. During his years in Connecticut he resided in Killingworth.
Upon retirement in 1990, Tripp made his home in Leverett, and moved to the Lathrop Community in Northampton in December 1998. For many years he was the chairman of the community's program activities committee.
Tripp had interest in the American theater, wrote short stories and enjoyed playing bridge. Among his friends, he was known for his sweet spirit, generosity and great bonhomie.
Tripp is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and a host of friends.
Tripp was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Wallace and Charles.
Memorial gifts in Mr. Tripp's memory may be made to the Hospice of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002.
Ahearn Funeral Home is in charge of final arrangements.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 6, 2013