K. Joseph “Joe” Triplett, 89, of Upper Snake Spring Road, Everett, PA; passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born on February 24, 1932 in Bedford, PA; a son of the late Harper B. and Orpha L. (Wareham) Triplett. On June 28, 1953, he was united in marriage to Janet A. (Grimes) Triplett.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother Kenneth A. Triplett in 1932.
Joe is survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Richard, Robert, James, Greg that was looked at as a brother, Betty, Charlotte, Nancy, Beverly and Janie.
He was a member of the Everett Church of the Brethren and attended the Snake Spring Valley Church of the Brethren.
Joe was a graduate of Schellsburg Napier High School High School Class of 1950.
He went on to serve in the United States Army as a Corporal in Germany from 1953-1955, where he received the European Medal the American Defense Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was a member of the 28th and 9th Division Regimental Band as a trombone player.
Joe was employed at Kennametal for thirty-eight years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Everett Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. No.524, Harrisburg Consistory and the Altoona Jaffa Shrine, where he was member of the Jaffa Band and the Fishertown Band.
His hobbies included working in the yard, flower gardens and his old cars; he was a member of the Antique Auto Club of America, Allegheny Car Club and enjoyed attending the cruise-ins. He was an avid Pirates and Steeler fan and enjoyed many trips on the Bollman buses to Branson, Missouri and California.
He was member of the Independent Softball League, where he played for the Snake Spring Valley Team in the 1960’s.
A visitation will be held at Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Funeral Service will follow with Pastor David Grimes and Allen Baker officiating.
We ask that those in attendance follow CDC Guidelines with wearing a mask and social distancing.
Burial will be held at the Everett Cemetery with full military honors by the Everett Area Honor Guard.
If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Triplett to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
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