Richard C Trumper
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AGE: 87 • Pine Beach
Richard Charles Trumper, 87, of Pine Beach, NJ and also of Pana Ill., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on April 10, 2014. Born on January 21, 1927 in Pana Ill., where he grew up and later met and married Mary Comisky in 1953. After he worked at Decatur Signal Depot, they moved their young family to Pine Beach in 1961 to work at Fort Monmouth. Richard devoted his life selflessly to his wife and children. He enjoyed traveling domestically with his wife to every part of the country, sometimes taking the grandchildren along. Every summer of his life would find him taking his family to Pana to visit their extended family at an annual reunion begun after the War in 1946, taking place at the home he grew up in. One recurring domestic travel was a decades long series of yearly trips to California to pan for gold. An accomplished handyman, he built much of his own mining gear. His children and grandchildren joined him on his gold expeditions. Richard enjoyed doing things with his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Kids activities and adventures, fishing, frog hunting were never far from his focus. He started and was pack master of the Pine Beach Boy Scouts in the late 60's. His Catholic faith was very important in his life. He attended St. Barnabas Church in Bayville and St. Patrick's in Pana, and where ever else he found himself in the country. Richard attended Pana High School and Catholic University in Washington DC. He served in the US Navy a\t the end of World War II. Richard was predeceased by his parents Leo and Lena (Yenck) Trumper of Pana, his siblings, Eugene, Antoine, Victor and Madeline (Husic). He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary; five children, Victor and Corina Trumper of Lakewood, Richard and Karen Trumper of Beachwood, David and Augustina Trumper of Bayville, Robert Trumper of Pine Beach, and Kathleen and Tony Zacarro of Bayville; eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly but look forward to a reunion in heaven. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, Apr. 16th, from 7-9pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, Bayville. Burial will take place in Illinois.
Mastapeter Funeral Homes, Inc.
270 Atlantic City Boulevard (Route #9) Bayville, NJ 08721
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 13, 2014