William Trimblett Sr.

William Trimblett Sr., 76, was placed in the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. 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 there would always 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 spent quality time with shut-ins and assisted the handicapped. He was a retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served 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 seven brothers. He was an avid baseball fan. His favorite team was the New York Mets and he loved traveling to different parks to see them play. He was an avid bingo player and loved to bowl 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 a good story about him, but not without wiping tears from their eyes from laughing.

The family thanks 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; brothers, Tommy Trimblett, Eddie Trimblett, Johnny Trimblett and Charlie Trimblett.

Surviving are his sons, Michael Trimblett, Florida, and William Trimblett Jr., Harding; grandson, William T. Trimblett, Harding; brothers, Michael Trimblett and his wife, Patricia, New Jersey, and Henry Trimblett and his wife, Kathleen, New Jersey; sisters, Kathleen Hunt and her husband, Howard, Georgia; Linda Alverson and her husband, Donald, New York, and Maryanne Trimblett, New York; goddaughter, Cheryl O'Rourke, New Jersey.

Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Monday from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with 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 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral Home

Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
509 Wyoming Avenue West Pittston, PA 18643
(570) 654-3741

Published in Times Leader on May 17, 2013