On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, William Trimblett Sr., 76, was placed in the arms of our Lord. He passed away at Meadows Nursing Home, Dallas. He was a resident of Harding since 1980.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., on Feb. 4, 1937, he was a son of the late William and Catherine Huff Trimblett.
William was a loving father and grandfather and was always the one person everybody wanted to be around because everyone knew there would be a good story to hear or a great "one-liner" ready to be told.
He was a volunteer with the Bureau of Aging in the 1980s. He would spend quality time with shut-ins and assisted the handicapped.
He was a retired Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Korean War
Prior to his retirement in 1984, he was employed by the New Jersey Transit Authority.
He was affectionately called the "Duke" by his 10 other siblings, being the oldest of the seven brothers. He was an avid baseball fan. His favorite team was the New York Mets; he loved traveling to different parks to see them play. He was an avid bingo player as well. He also enjoyed crabbing the water of the Chesapeake Bay. He loved to tell stories and make people smile. Everyone who knew him could tell you a good story about him but not without wiping tears from their eyes from laughing. Bill loved to bowl as well.
The family would like to thank the staff at Meadows Nursing Facility for the kind and compassionate care given to William.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Trimblett; sister, Margaret (Tootsie) Trimblett; and brothers, Tommy Trimblett, Eddie Trimblett, Johnny Trimblett and Charlie Trimblett.
He is survived by his sons, Michael Trimblett, Florida; and William Trimblett Jr., Harding; grandson, William T. Trimblett, Harding; brothers, Michael Trimblett and wife, Patricia, New Jersey; and Henry Trimblett and wife, Kathleen, New Jersey; sisters, Kathleen Hunt and husband, Howard, Georgia; Linda Alverson and husband, Donald, New York; and Maryanne Trimblett, New York; and goddaughter, Cheryl O'Rourke, New Jersey.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Church of the Holy Redeemer, Harding. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Harding. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.