John T. Tropp

John T. Tropp

GOWANDA — John T. Tropp, 69, of Gowanda, NY, passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving, NY.

He was born January 11, 1948 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Frank and Loretta (Rich) Tropp.

On August 23, 1997 in Darien Center, NY, he married the former Marita E. Palen, who survives.

John is survived by a son, Xan McCurdy; two brothers, Joseph (Jean) Tropp and David Tropp; and six sisters, Anne (Robert) Clark, Joan Tropp, Dorothy (James) Voyles, June (Kevin) Childs, Patricia (James) Franko and Teresa Apfel; eight nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Dennis; and a sister, Janet.

John was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Neumann High School in Williams-ville, NY and attended Gannon College in Erie, PA. He was a self-employed carpenter and accomplished woodworker and cabinet maker. His handiwork is spread throughout Western New York. John was a gentle soul who loved gardening and being outdoors, especially hiking in Zoar Valley, where he met his wife. He loved his cats, Goldie and Sadie Bell; his Australian cattle dog, Maggie; and anything related to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Friends may call on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:30 from the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Porpiglia officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.