Reverend Edward G. Trippel passed away on February 7, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born in Cincinnati on March 4, 1928. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood, Ohio. He was ordained on May 28, 1955 at St. Monica Cathedral, Cincinnati, by Archbishop Karl J. Alter.
Father Trippel received his first assignment on June 16, 1955 as Assistant Chaplain of St. Joseph Orphanage, Cincinnati, and on August 23 of the same year, he was also appointed to teach at Elder High School, Cincinnati. On October 15, 1955, he was appointed Chaplain of St. George Hospital, Cincinnati and Assistant at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Cincinnati, with residence there, and to continue at Elder High School. On August 31, 1960, Father Trippel was appointed Assistant at Holy Name Parish and to teach full time at Purcell High School, Cincinnati. On August 28, 1962, he was appointed Assistant at St. Clare Parish and to teach at McAuley High School, Cincinnati. On August 25, 1964, he was appointed Assistant at St. Monica Parish, Cincinnati, and relieved of his duties at McAuley High School. On June 16, 1967, he was appointed Assistant at St. James of the Valley Parish, Wyoming (Cincinnati). On August 22, 1973, he was appointed Assistant at Guardian Angels Parish, Cincinnati. On August 27, 1975, Father Trippel was appointed Administrator (Vicarius Substitutus) at Holy Redeemer Parish, New Bremen. On January 7, 1976, he was appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Hamilton. On June 1, 1990, he was appointed Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, Dayton and appointed Pastor on January 30, 1991. Father Trippel retired from active ministry on July 1, 1996.
Reception of the Body: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Annunciation Church, 3547 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220; (513-861-1295.) Celebrant and Homilist: Reverend Todd O. Grogan. Visitation until 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Church. Celebrant: Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr. Homilist: Reverend William J. Dorrmann.
Burial: immediately following the Mass of Christian Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. Celebrant: Reverend William J. Dorrmann.