Titus Trupe, nursing home director, Army veteran

By on November 30, 2011

Titus Weidman Trupe of Canton, formerly of Lancaster, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.

Born in Akron in 1922, he was the son of the late Carrie and Elton Earl Trupe.

Until he retired in 2003, Titus was employed 25 years by the Wilmac Corporation where he served as executive director of Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village. Prior to that he held the position of manager of nursing home operations. He had also worked for 25 years for the Westinghouse Corporation of Horseheads, N.Y., holding various positions including manager of manufacturing in the electronic tube division.

He was graduated from Ephrata High School and in 1948 from Muhlenberg College. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in Europe where he received a battle star for performance in the Battle of the Bulge. A 32nd degree Mason of Ephrata Lodge, Titus had been affiliated with Lancaster Lodge of Perfection. He officiated as board of the Lancaster Kiwanis Club, of which he was a member for 25 years. In his youth he was a member of the Akron Lutheran Church and later the Presbyterian Church where his activities included youth director and deacon. Titus served as a member of the Board of Education in Horseheads, N.Y. Other interests included golf and bridge.

Surviving are his wife: Mary Ann; and four daughters: Mandy Bass, of Newton, Mass.; Alison J. Kiss, of Wilmington, De.; Amy S. Trupe-Lou, of Lexington, Mass.; and Sara D. Cloherty, of Canton, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was pre-deceased by two sisters: Thelma Bieber and Tirzah Ravegum; and a brother: Tyler Trupe.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at the Zion Lutheran Church 435 Main St., Akron, on Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Canton Public Library, 900 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021.

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