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Stephen Michael Tripp, 59, of Huntingtown died Aug. 8, 2012, at his home.
He was born Feb. 21, 1953, in Barnstable, Mass., to the late Edward and Gertrude Tripp Sr.
He was a signalman for Amtrak with more than 34 years of service and was a member of Local 119. In addition to his Amtrak job, he enjoyed starting new local business ventures. He owned JST Communications and Appearances Beauty Salon, both in Owings. He enjoyed listening to and playing classic rock, mostly by ear. He also had his own woodworking shop and enjoyed making furniture, instruments, game boards and novelty items, such as gavels. He was also intrigued with new electronic gadgets and technology. To his family, he will always be remembered as a good provider.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Tripp; children, Wade and Melissa; grandchildren, Nicole, Wade, Natalie and Tre; and sisters, Ellen, Laurie, and Kathleen.
Family will receive friends from 3 until the memorial service at 5 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Lee Funeral Home Calvert in Owings.
Interment will be private.