John Tripeny, 41, a leader in sound reinforcement at Audiotek Corp., died from a possible heart attack or massive stroke.
Tripeny launched his audio career at Studio Instrument Rentals as manager of the pro audio department. In 1988, Tripeny left SIR to help Pete Doctor build US Audio, and then it was on to Schubert Systems, where Tripeny stayed for almost a decade. In the late '90s, Tripeny was offered work with Audiotek Corp.
According to a representative from ATK, “[Tripeny] worked hard, played hard, and he touched a lot of people's hearts and minds. Many of us will remember him when we have a great show day, and maybe especially when we have a rough one and remember how our friend faced challenges without going to the dark side.”
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the American Heart Association has set up a fund for donations to be made in his name. The number to call is 800/242-8721.
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