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February 7, 2018
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of John Charles Tripier, 90. John passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Granite Farms Estates in Media. John was born May 25, 1927, in Chestnut Hill, PA to the late Charles L. Tripier and Marie Lousie (Froger) Tripier. He was predeceased by his only sibling, Helene.

John was a graduate of Lower Marion High School and attended Spring Garden Institute in Philadelphia. He served in Army Air Corps during WWII. After leaving the service in 1946 he worked at Clifton Precision. Later he and his father founded Auto Electric and Parts in Media. After over 50 years in the auto parts and repair business he sold Auto Electric in 1995 and moved on full-time to his second business selling and repairing air guns. His passions were his businesses, flying, antique cars, model airplanes, archaeology and history.

His survivors include his wife Barbara L. (Brown) Tripier, children Jeanette Spence (Kirk) of Portland, OR, Suzette Young of Media, and David Tripier (Claire) of Los Gatos, CA and eight grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at the Media Cemetery. A public memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February, 11th at 2 PM, at Granite Farms Estates' auditorium, 1343 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences at cavanaghfuneralhome.com

February 3, 2018
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Lloyd E. Young, "Mr. Overdrive", age 87, of Canal Winchester, who died January 10, 2018 at his home. He was born August 15, 1930 in Violet Township to the late Robert and Mabel Young. Lloyd was a retired corporate pilot and had a passion for antique automobiles. He belonged to the Lithopolis American Legion Post 677, the Antique Car Club of America, and many other various antique car clubs. He is preceded in death by his first wife Betty Young and his second wife Shirley Young.