Peacefully slipped away on New Year's Day, 2010. George was born on February 22, 1916 in Aurora, IL, to Mary (Szilagyi) and George Trippon. His parents, Romanian immigrants, owned & operated the Trippon Grocery Store at Pierce and High Streets in Aurora. George began a career in dance at the age of 9, attending the Brady School in Aurora. "Born under the sun," as he said, George was a happy soul dancing in Hollywood musicals in the 1930's. George studied fashion design in Paris under the G.I. Bill after a tour in the Army during WWII. He owned and operated the Trippon Fashion Center, School of Dress Design in Hollywood during the 1950's. A highlight of his life was his T.V. series "Sew, What's New" on the Learning Channel for 10 years during the 1980-90's. George was the author of several books on fashion design and sewing, as well as memoirs of his interesting & varied life. George was a lecturer, world traveler & dear friend to many. His caring companion, James W. Price, predeceased him in 2006, after a loving partnership of 64 years; his sisters, Emma, Florence and Mary predeceased him as well. He is survived by 3 nieces and the many beautiful friends with whom he shared his life. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched, remembered by many as the "Belle of the Ball." Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published by Daily Breeze on Jan. 5, 2010.