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1917 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Trumbull Richard Obituary
Richard, Trumbull 04/27/1917 ~ 10/17/2013 LA JOLLA -- Trum was born in New York City and attended Browning School in Manhattan. When he was fifteen he entered St. Paul's school in Concord, New Hampshire, and graduated at age seventeen in 1935. His scholastic record stayed firmly at "A" throughout his education. He graduated from Princeton University in 1939 cum laude with a B.A. Trum's athletic interests were manifold. They included tennis, squash-racquets and most especially golf. He shot his first hole-in-one at the age of fifteen in York, Maine. During World War II Trum served as a Naval officer in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas, ending up at Clark Field in the Philippines. When Trum moved his family to La Jolla in 1954, he became a teacher at the old Balmer School on Prospect Street which only went through fifth grade. Trum was instrumental in locating land and starting a school which in those days was "out in the boonies". That became La Jolla Country Day School, starting in 1958 with eighty students. Today LJCDS boasts over one thousand students. Trum taught history there for thirty- five years, retiring as an honorary trustee. His interest in golf continued throughout his life. He was a member of the Rules Committee of the Southern California Golf Association, and always had at his finger tips the proper answer to any question that would come up in a tournament. He was chairman of the Scripps Clinic Annual Golf Tournament, and this past summer was honored for his many years at the helm. He was also associated with Junior Golf. One of those juniors was Phil Mickelson. His long association with the local golfing group Caballeros Jugadores was his greatest pleasure. He was the oldest member of the renowned Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon, New Jersey, whose course is considered to be the finest in the world. Trum served on many boards over his sixty years in California. Nearest to his heart was the Torrey Pines Christian Church. He sang in the choir, and served as Treasurer for many years, and retired as an Honorary Trustee. Trum leaves behind his wife, Sallie, two daughters; Nathalie Arribas, and Ann-Audley Stephens, with husband Roy, and three grand- children; Ana Arribas, Alex Arribas, and Eric Arribas. He is also survived by a brother, Harold Van Buren Richard, and a sister, Vera Richard Wood, who reside in Florida. Memorial services will be held at the Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North on Wednesday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. with a reception in the parlor to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Torrey Pines Christian Church.
Published in U-T San Diego from Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, 2013
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