Rose Hill Funeral Home & Burial Park

3653 W Market St, Akron, OH


Ronald "Tirp" R. Tirpak

July 17, 1931April 14, 2020

Ronald R. Tirpak, age 88, passed away on April 14, 2020.

Ron, better known as Tirp, was born in Peninsula, OH. He was employed at the BFGoodrich Center Research and Development in Brecksville, OH for 32 years where he met his beautiful wife Gail Mather who blessed him with a precious daughter, Alma Robb (Kevin), who blessed him with a Grandson, Austin Ronald Goff whom he is very proud. He was later blessed again with a beautiful grand daughter, Autumn Juliana Robb, and later blessed with a great-grandson Oliver Richard Goff. The five of these people made his life complete. He also thanked his Grandmother and Grandfather for all that they had given him, and remembered his half-brother, David Genovese (Debbie). He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Genovese, and a man he greatly respected, Frank Toby Genovese his step father. He wants to thank all the friends and relatives who played an important part of his life. Included is a thank you to Charles Stanley for bringing him to the Lord. The 23 Psalm will always be in his memory and he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Overall Family was very important as you can see from his comments above but also he was a rock solid American Patriot, both proud of and concerned about his homeland having served as a Korean Era Veteran in the Marine Corps (1948-1952) and Army (1954-1960) Memorial Services to be announced and will take place at a future date and time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to any Cancer Foundation of your choice.


7 July

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grace Church (Bath Location)

754 Ghent Rd
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

7 July

Commital Service

1:30 pm

Northlawn Memorial Gardens

Mausoleum Chapel

4724 State Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264


Ronald "Tirp" R. Tirpak

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Carol Hopkins

April 17, 2020

I met Gail and Ron through my brother and sister in law Pat Hopkins. Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. God bless you Gail and I will be praying for you.

Denise McConnell Carper

April 16, 2020

I met Ron when I became the teenaged babysitter for his 3 month old "Punkin Seed" (Alma). He was usually a quiet man who enjoyed cooking, especially for their holiday open houses, making dishes of squid and octopus (ewww) . . . and my favorite, Gail and Ron's delicious spaghetti and meatballs! Ron and Gail became friends with my parents, who cherished their friendship. Ron truly loved his family and will be remembered fondly.