Florence Tripi

Rochester — On August 14, before the full meeting of the Monroe County Legislature, county officials presented a resolution and held a brief remembrance service expressing regret on the passing of Florence Tripi, former CSEA Western Region President and the longest serving Monroe County employee.

Flo Tripi began her distinguished public service career with the Monroe County Health Department on July 8, 1968. Flo’s brother Salvatore Tripi and his wife Carol accepted the proclamation from County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Legislature President Dr. Joseph Carbone before a packed house including dozens of CSEA members and staff. Flo Tripi recently passed away on July 18 after a courageous battle with cancer.

In part, the In Memoriam proclamation stated, “Flo will be remembered for her dedication, activism and indomitable spirit. She touched many lives and made our community a better place during her 50 years of service.”

After a moment of silence and remarks, County officials told the family a plaque in Flo’s honor will be erected in the foyer of the Monroe County Office Building.

At the podium, Salvatore Tripi, brother of Florence Tripi thanks County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo (far left), Legislature President D. Joseph Carbone and those in attendance for remembering his sister. Salvatore’s wife Carol looks on (second from left).
Left to right: Carol Tripi, Salvatore Tripi and Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo after the full legislature presented the Tripi family with an In Memoriam proclamation.

-Story and photos Ove Overmyer

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Ove Overmyer

Ove Overmyer is an award winning photojournalist and writer who has promoted the virtue of working people and the value of public service throughout his career. His work has been published by many well-respected international media outlets, including PBS Moyers & Co., Steward Update UCS Worker Institute Cornell ILR, CBS News, The Weather Channel, SCI-FY Channel, Associated Press and LOGO-TV. Before joining the CSEA Communications Department staff in 2015, Overmyer was a CSEA member employed by the City of Rochester and an officer of the union for more than 18 years. He covers a 14 county area of Western New York and lives in Rochester, NY.

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