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John Tropilo

June 5, 1946 - October 15, 2019
Holland, MI



Sunday, October 20, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Parkinson's Programming c/o Evergreen Commons
480 State Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-7100

Parkinson's Boxing c/o Holland Aquatic Center
550 Maple Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 393-7595

Life Story / Obituary


John Tropilo age 73 of Holland, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

John was born in Gary, IN and graduated from Indiana State University. He retired from Nabisco/Lifesavers after 32 years. John was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

John was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Jimmy Helmer in 2011 and Bob Colin in 2019.

Surviving are his wife, Mary of 47 years; children, John and Adrianne Tropilo and Michelle and Alex Clark; 4 grandchildren, Emma and Bella Tropilo and Amelia and Niki Clark; 3 sisters, Helen Pesavento, Bernie and Andy Kurdelak, and Mary and Bob Baisley; in-laws, Dennis and Vicky Helmer, Trish Helmer, Kevin and Deanna Helmer, and Maureen Colin; nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A memorial visitation will be 2-4 pm Sunday (October 20) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue. No services are scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Programming c/o Evergreen Commons or Parkinson’s Boxing c/o The Holland Aquatic Center.

The family wishes to thank the American House Staff, Hospice of Holland, and Dr. Stid for their care provided to John.