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Robert Westley Trivits

AGE: 85 • Hockessin

Robert Westley Trivits of Hockessin, DE passed away peacefully on December 8th, 2016 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, DE. His family was by his side.

Bob was a graduate of Conrad High School (1949), Augusta Military Academy, and the University of Delaware (1955). Bob was an exceptional athlete, and played both football and baseball at UD. In 1954, he won the James Brady Memorial trophy for outstanding athlete in the State of Delaware. After graduation, Bob was in the Army as a Lieutenant for 2 years. He was employed at Winterthur Museum and Gardens for 30 years and was an Elder at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church.

Bob coached youth football and baseball for many years. He was a co-founder of the A.I duPont H.S. booster club and the Diamond State Youth Football league. He was also a hunter, fisherman, gardener, and race horse owner.

Bob was the son of the late Eleanor (Harris) and George Trivits. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, George and Ronald Trivits. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris (Carmichael), his children, Mark (Kathy) Trivits, Glen (MaryJo) Trivits, and Gail (Bob) Szczecinski, his sister, Joann (Les) Morowski, sisters-in-law, Carol Trivits and BettyAnn Trivits, and brother-in-law, Donald Carmichael. He is also survived by grand-children, Evan Trivits(Angela), Kylee Trivits Holliday(Andy), Andrew and Kyle Trivits, and Matthew Szczecinski, and great grand-children, Quinn Trivits and Ethan Holliday.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00am at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington, DE 19807. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church. The family would also like to thank Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their compassionate care over the past year.

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, 2016
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