Edward J. Tremper

August 14, 1938March 6, 2018

Edward “Tee” Joseph Tremper, 79, passed away March 6, 2018. Edward was born August 14, 1938 in White Plains, NY, to Norman and Mary Tremper. He was a good judge of character and man of few words, but made a great impact on so many lives. Tee a.k.a Top Dog, retired from U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service, during his service he was a Master Sergeant for the United States Air Force Military Police, Dog handler and Trainer. Edward enjoyed watching Braves baseball and Cowboys football, fishing and could always be found enjoying a cup of his favorite coffee. He was a model husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. Edward was preceded by son, Thomas Tremper; daughter, Theresa Tremper; parents, Norman and Mary Tremper; sister, Doris Paulus; and his beloved companion and friend, Calli. He is survived by wife of 53 years, Sarah Tremper; daughters, Jody (Paul) Freeland, Tammy (Thomas) Antonelli, Martha (John) Nichols and Mary (Michael) Owen; 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Resthaven Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hero Dogs, Inc., P.O. Box 64, Brookeville, MD 20833.


  • Sarah Tremper, Wife of 53 Years
  • Tammy Antonelli, Daughter
  • Thomas Antonelli, Son-In-Law
  • Martha Nichols, Daughter
  • John Nichols, Son-In-Law
  • Mary Owen, Daughter
  • Michael Owen, Son-In-Law
  • Jody Freeland, Daughter
  • Paul Freeland, Son-In-Law
  • Norman Blair Tremper, Father
  • Mary Emily (Tillson) Tremper, Mother
  • Thomas Tremper, Son
  • Theresa Tremper, Daughter
  • Doris Paulus, Sister
  • Calli Tremper, Beloved Companion and Friend
  • Edward is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • Anthony Tremper, Urn Bearer

  • Hero Dogs


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

Edward J. Tremper

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Thomas Antonelli

March 9, 2018


Harry Simpson

March 9, 2018

Rest Edward, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Chuck Koral

March 9, 2018

Mato, you will be missed. I'll never forget the fun times we had, both in the military and afterwards.
Cathy and I will always remember the bowling leagues and the card games we used to play.
I will never forget how you went out on a limb for me when I was in a catch 22 situation trying to get out of the Air Force early to take a job with the police department. You took a very big risk and did what no one else would do for me. And because of that I've was able to get my dream job and make a great life for my family.,
See you when I get to heaven.

Carolyn Young

March 8, 2018

You will be greatly missed by all your family. We are so sad to see you go, but so happy to know where you are. My greatest memory of you is, getting together with each other and playing dominoes and other games. So much fun, so little time. Heaven gets a little sweeter every time a saved love one dies. Till we meet again. my love to Penny, Dad, George, and you with your children.

Tammy Antonelli

March 8, 2018

Dad my fondest memory of you is the long walks we took and talked about everything and nothing. How being able to tell you anything and you didn't judge me meant the world to me. I was never perfect but in my eyes you always were. I love you and will never forget those times we shared!!!! I am missing you now and will miss you for my forever!!!! RIP Dad I know Calli was there waiting.