George Truppi passed away on December 22, 2021, at Community Medical Center in Toms River NJ at the age of 90.
George will be remembered as a warm and proud Dad, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and Great Uncle.
George was born in Manhattan NY in 1931 and was raised in the Bronx, NY. George was preceded in death by his parents Giorgio and Catarina (Romano) Truppi. He was also preceded in death earlier this year by his former wife, Marie.
George was a resident of the Toms River area for over 20 years. Prior to that he resided for many years in Northvale, NJ where he and Marie raised their two children.
George worked in the garment industry in NY prior to serving in the US Army. During the Korean War he served as a gunner in the tank corps where he participated in multiple campaigns. After the war, George moved to Bergen County with his siblings. He again worked in the garment industry and later owned and operated a specialty dress making business for several years with his wife Marie. George also worked for a period as an independent painter and then was employed for 20 years as a painter for the Tenafly Board of Education.
George is survived by his son George Truppi and his daughter Rachel Fuller and her husband Robert Fuller. George is also survived by his four Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren: Katherine Truppi and her Husband Robert James; George Truppi, his wife Mary and their daughter Eleanor; Robert Fuller, his wife Jaime, and their children Emma and Trey; and Renee Fuller. George was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Patricia Truppi. George was also predeceased by his brothers: Joseph, Frank, Ralph, Anthony, and Angelo (Charlie); and his sisters: Louise, Frances, and Lucy. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
When he lived in Northvale, George enjoyed spending time with his many family members as well as longtime friends who resided nearby. For many years, George was an avid bowler. He was long-time member of the American Legion and when he moved to Toms River frequently watched Giants and Jets games at Post 129. In retirement, George spent most summer afternoons at the community pool where he enjoyed good times with many friends. He spent many winter afternoons playing pool with his companions at the community pool room. Despite battling a progressive pulmonary disease for the last several years, George maintained a positive and cheerful outlook with family and friends.
A commemorative ceremony will be held at a later date at The Timothy E. Ryan Home for funerals145 St. Catherine Blvd. Toms River, NJ 08755. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans.
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