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Sunnyside Resident and Businessman Passes Away Tuesday

Nov. 22, 2018 By Christian Murray

Paul Tripodis, a lifelong resident and local businessman, passed away at his Sunnyside home Tuesday.

Tripodis, a realtor and husband to Linda S. Tripodis of Merit Group & Associates, died at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 from a heart attack.

Tripodis, who was born in Greece and came to the U.S. when he was 4, has lived in Sunnyside for the past 40 years. He graduated from Bryant High School and attended the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury.

In recent years, Tripodis worked alongside his wife Linda at Merit Group in Sunnyside. However, he was known by many residents for his time working at the now-closed Post Coffee Shop, which was located on the northeast corner of 40th Street and Queens Boulevard for decades.

Tripodis is survived by his wife Linda who he married 31 years ago.

Friends say he was known for his great conversation, joyfulness and smile. They created a GoFundMe page in his honor.

His last wish was to be an organ donor. Linda made sure that was a reality. His eyes were donated to a blind child Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at Farenga Funeral Home, located at 38-08 Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria on Friday Nov. 23 from 2 p.m. to  4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to  9 p.m. There will be a final viewing at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Paul and Linda

 

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8 Comments

George Kelly

How can anyone disparage CONDOLANCES TO A FAMILY WITH THUMBS DOWN..34 THUMBS DOWN AMOGST US,ARE YOU EVIL BADTARDS,OR JUST MISERABLE S.O.B S ??
THE DECEDENT S FAMILY DIESNT NEED YOUR NEGATIVE,HURTFUL,MUSERABLE NEGATIVE FEED BACK..PAUL,LET ME TELL YOU IN HEAVEN MY DEAR FRIEND,SUNNYSIDE ISN’T WHAT YOU REMEMBER..GOD BLESS..

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Sofia M

I have known Paul since Junior High School kind gentle soul may you rest in eternal peace. I am heartbroken. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. Heaven got another angel

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Vinnie milone

It is with such sadness to hear this heart breaking story. I have known Paul and Linda all my life. The world will be a sad place wo him. My condolences to Linda and the family. RIP paul

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Dino Santini

Paul married my cousin Linda Santini 31 yrs ago in N.Y.City as they were blessed to find each other in a place that never sleeps…It is rare that 3 members in our family Paul included birthdays are celebrated on the same day Nov. 19th…Receiving a video text from Paul n Linda celebrating in a NY eatery, Sang happy birthday to me, not just thinking of himself as always and then leaving us with our hearts broken on the 20th…The world is not a better place with this loss…Condolences to you all…Love Dino n Kerry Santini

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George Kelly

Hey PAUL,SAY HELLO TO TOMMY,AND MY DAD IN HEAVEN…THE POST WAS OUR HANG OUT FOREVER..
PAUL WAS A GREAT GUY,ALWAYS THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAPPY MAN..OK PAUL,MAY GOD CRADLE YOU IN HIS ARMS…MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY..TOO YOUNG!!!

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Neighbor

My condolences to the family. How very sad to lose a good man and dedicated community member.

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