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Wake for retired FDNY FF George J. Tripptree, L-173

September 26, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Retired FDNY Firefighter George J. Tripptree, 70, died of World Trade Center-related illness on September 23, 2022. He spent much of his career with Ladder 173. His brother is an active-duty FDNY Battalion Chief.

His wake will be held at Towers Funeral Home in Oceanside, NY from 2:00pm until 4:00pm and from 7:00pm until 9:00pm on Monday, September 26, 2022.

His Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10:45am at St. Christopher’s Church in Baldwin, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the Tripptree family requests that donations be made to the Ray Pfeifer Foundation.

Towers Funeral Home
2681 South Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY 11572

St. Christopher’s RC Church
11 Gale Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510

The Ray Pfeifer Foundation
827 Route 82, Suite 10210
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533


September 26, 2022
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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