Charles W. Triplin, 80, earned his wings on March 4, 2022, after a long and well lived life. Born March 13, 1941 in Johnstown, PA to the late John Otis Triplin and Margaret (Jones) Triplin. Educated by Conemaugh School District, the “Mayor of Oak St.” was a dedicated fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and an advid fisherman. He served in the US Army and The Army National Guard Reserve, before joining Bethlehem Steel, where he gave 29 years of dedicated work before retiring. He was also a member of Flood City Lodge #371.
Charles was preceded in death by both his parents, his sister Carrie Louise Triplin, brothers James W. Triplin, Robert L. Triplin, Sr., and great-grandson Makai W. Mpande. He is survived by Fiancé Kathy Esposito, his daughters, Surina Harvey and Monica Triplin-Nelson, siblings, John O. Triplin, Jr., Betty Jean Aaron, Jacky Triplin and Clarence Pete Triplin, four grandchildren, Aisha Mpande, William “DJ” Nelson, Chevel Harvey and Wesley Ball, seven great-grandchildren, as well as an abundance of nieces, nephews and cousins. Charles was also blessed to have a multitude of close friends, including lifelong friend Robert “Lil Rob” Ellis.
Friends will be received on Saturday March 12, 2022, from 11:00AM, until the service time at 1:00 PM, at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, 921 Menoher Blvd., the Reverend Antoinette Allen officiating. Interment Benshoff Hill Cemetery, where military rite will be held by VFW Post #155.
Homegoing services will be streamed on Facebook Live. The event is called “Homegoing Service for Charles W. Triplin”.
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