Steven Edward Triponey, 50, of Cut Bank, Montana, (formerly of Punxsutawney) passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Hall, Montana.
He was born in Kittery, Maine, a son of the late Shirley Ann (Odom) Triponey and Gerald Edward Triponey. He is also preceded in death by his stepmother Bernica Triponey. His father Gerald survives and resides in Reynoldsville.
He was a 1988 graduate of Penn View Christian School.
Steve served as a hospital corpsman in the United States Naval Reserve for eight years.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Penn State University and his Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Northern Arizona University School of Nursing. At the time of his death, he was enrolled in the DNP program through Chatham University. Steven was always learning and expanding his knowledge in the field of medicine.
His medical career spanned from 1994 until 2021, beginning with the ambulance services in Grove City, Natrona Heights, and Oil City. He worked as both a paramedic and flight nurse for STAT MedEvac in Pittsburgh; a Registered Nurse at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cardiothoracic Intensive Care; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia; Clinical Research RN at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia; Pediatric Heart Transplant Coordinator at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida; Clinical Research RN at Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center in Tucson, Arizona; Hospitalist/Nocturnist Nurse Practitioner at Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and most recently as Emergency Nurse Practitioner at Northern Rockies Medical Center in Cut Bank, Montana. Studying medicine and caring for others was his life.
In his free time, Steven loved being with his friends, hiking the Montana prairies and mountains, hunting, and especially spending time with his two Brittany spaniels, Lucy and Katy.
He is survived by his father, one brother, Paul (Lisa) Triponey of Reynoldsville, PA; three sisters, Michele (Kenny) Simballa of Lisbon, Ohio; Judith (Ken) Thomas of Chugiak, Alaska; and Bonita (Charles) Jones of Huntington, Texas; and eleven nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-6 PM Sunday, March 7, 2021 and from 10 AM until 11 AM Monday, March 8 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney, PA.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 AM Monday, March 8, 2021, officiated by Pastor Steve Cassidy.
Interment will follow at Reynoldsville Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard.
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