Vincent Baptist Trippodo

trippodo, vincent  cropped 2Trippodo, Vincent cropped 1Vincent Baptist Trippodo beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his residence.
Vincent was born in Dickinson, Texas on October 24, 1930. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for 50 years.
In the early 1950’s Vincent served in the U.S. Air Force during which time he met and married his wife of 63 years, Artie Marie Culverhouse Trippodo.
Vincent being a lifelong resident of Dickinson began his career as a Barber at Pete’s Barber Shop in 1947 at the age of 16. After 60 ½ years as a barber, “Vince” as he was lovingly known; had probably cut half the men in Dickinson’s hair. If he was not cutting hair, he was fishing with his son Keith or his big brother Johnny Trippodo.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jasper and Palma Trippodo, four sisters, one brother, three brothers-in-law and one nephew. He is survived by his wife Artie Trippodo of Dickinson, daughter Linda Rogers and husband Michael, son Keith Trippodo and wife JoAnn, grandchildren Ashley Pate and husband David, Justin Rogers and wife Allison and Jarrett Trippodo, great-grandchildren Karleigh and Camryn Pate and Gavin and Keegan Rogers, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are nephews Vincent Liggio, John Thomas Chambers, Michael Chambers, Phillip Chambers, John Douglas Boatright and Ronnie Boatright, and honorary pallbearer Raymond Boatright.
Visitation will be Tuesday July 8, 2014 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas.


  1. We go back so many years as friends. You are like family to us. We know Vincent is with daddy now and they’ll be watching over us from the heavely realm. Our sincere condolences to the Trippodo family who, I know, will miss him very much. We will miss him too. God bless and comfort you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The family of Louis & JoAnn Giamalva

    Sharon Chamberlain
  2. I am very sadden to hear of Vince passing, he was like a Father figure to me letting me know when I was doing something wrong in life, I will miss the fishing reports and who caught the biggest fish him or Louis. I worked at Pete’s Barber Shop in the sixties shining shoes, so I always had Vince to help me with advice. See on the other side.

    Freddie Wingate
  3. Vince cut my hair for years and did a great job. I think I was one of only a few of his lady customers. He grew up in Dickinson and I grew up in League City so we knew many of the same people and we never lacked for things to talk and laugh about. We had lots of fun. What a nice guy he was! My heart goes out to his family. May you feel comforted by our Heavenly Father, especially at this time, and may your wonderful memories of Vince bring you joy forever!

    Pamela Medsger Reinhardt
  4. Very sorry to hear of Vince’s passing and sincere condolences to the Trippodo Family for your loss. On the occasions when we had the opportunity to visit Vince was always hospitable and keen to hear how life was going. No doubt how much he will be missed. With Thoughts and Prayers,

    Sammy Salvato
  5. Farewell to a friend and condolences to the family.

    Frank (Butch) Scarcella
  6. “Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trippodo Family during this difficult time. Vince was a kind and loving man who will be greatly missed.

    Karen & Wayne Beuchaw
  7. I worked with you for several years and grew so fond of you, Vince. I loved your sense of humor and the sweet nature you had. Im so happy that I was able to spend a couple of hours with you before you passed. I miss you, Vinny…Nan

    Nan Wall Hay

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