Ralph E. Trumbower
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95 years of age and former Allentown resident, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning May 24, 2018 while a resident at Sacred Heart Senior Living in Center Valley. He was the husband of Charlotte M. (Schlicher) Trumbower for 52 years. Born in Fountain Hill to the late Elizabeth Keen, he served with the US Marine Corps. in the Central Pacific during WWII. Ralph was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Allentown. He retired as a conductor for Conrail and the former Bethlehem Steel PBNE railroad, and retired as a courier for the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network. He was an avid bowler, golfer, and Eagles & Phillies fan. Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered, forever missed by his wife Charlotte; daughters Sheri Lynn Gow and her husband Steve, Charlene Trumbower and her spouse Sharon Hanna; sons Rick Gehman and his wife Kathleen, Butch Trumbower; grandchildren Brian Trumbower, Laura Gehman, Cameron and Tia Gow; great grandchild Sage Trumbower; brother Robert Trumbower and loving Nieces; predeceased by grandson Christopher Trumbower, three brothers and one sister. Services will be 11:00 am Thursday May 31, 2018 in the Gilbert Funeral Home 444 Pershing Blvd Whitehall, PA 18052, where his family will receive guests beginning at 10:00 am. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Ralph may be made to your favorite charity.



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Published in Morning Call on May 28, 2018.
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December 26, 2019
Ralph Tamina and i hope your having a wonderful Christmas in Heaven and sharing it with Helenor.....I am sure you both are looking down on all of us and smiling......


God Bless

TAMINA AND IRA
December 25, 2019
To our Dear Dad and Pop Pop,
Another Christmas is here and we wanted to say how much we miss and love you❣ You may not be here physically, but you are definitely here in our hearts❤ We are so blessed to have such wonderful memories of Christmases pastThey will always remain in our hearts ! Always know you are always with us, and we will always love you❤ Merry Christmas dad
Sheri, Steve, Cameron, Tia Gow
November 28, 2019
To Dad,
Just wanted to say we are thinking of you on this Thanksgiving Day! We miss so much having you with us, but never forget all the wonderful memories we have. We are so thankful and blessedthat you have always been our Dad❤Love you always,
Sheri, Steve, Cameron, Tia, and Chance and Penny
Sheri, Steve, Cameron, Tia Gow
May 24, 2019
On this day May 24, 2019, one year ago, God had gained a wonderful Angel! That wonderful Angel is our Father and Pop Pop. We think of you often and wish we could see your smiling face and laugh along with your sense of humor. There isnt a day that goes by that something doesnt remind us of you. It could be seeing a picture of the beach, sitting at our pool, riding in the golf cart and thinking of mini golf, simply watching the sun set, looking in our childrens eyes, and certainly the smile on Moms face when she thinks of you. When I am out and see an elderly man or couple, it makes me think how truly blessed I am to have had you in my life, as my Dad, and as my childrens Pop Pop. We miss you more than you could know. We miss all the good times, and most of all, all the love you have always given us. May you always have love and comfort by Gods side. We love you to the heavens and back❤
All our love, Sheri, Steve, Cameron, Tia
Sheri, Steve, Cameron, Tia Gow
Family
January 25, 2019
Ralph and Charlotte for Ralph's 90 Birthday
My deepest sympathies and condolences for the Trumbower family, my partner and I moved from Allentown PA to Houston TX back in July 2014 and lost touch with a lot of people at Grace Episcopal Church in Allentown PA.
Christopher Daniel
December 26, 2018
Dad,
Another Christmasis here and we sure miss having you with us. I think about all the Christmas's past and they bring such warm memories and smiles. Christmas may come and go, but the memories and love we have for you are with us forever❤. You are a light in my heart❤.
Love and Miss You So Much
Sheri, Steve, Cameron and Tia Gow
September 15, 2018
Happy 96th Birthday Dad and Pop Pop. You will forever live in our hearts. We think of you everyday, and miss you and love you lots❤
Sheri, Steve, Cameron.Tia Gow
September 14, 2018
Missing my Dad even more today...Happy Birthday to the best Dad in the world! I think of you every day and how lucky I am to have you as my Dad! I love you to the heavens and back!
Much love and peace.
Charlene
Charlene Trumbower
June 17, 2018
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! We miss and love you❤
Daughter Sheri, Son-In-Law Steve, Grandson Cameron, and Grandaughter Tia&#1 Gow
June 17, 2018
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! I miss you and love you very much❤
Daughter Sheri, Son-In-Law Steve, Grandson Cameron, and Grandaughter Tia&#1 Gow
June 17, 2018
HAPPY POP POP'S DAY! We love you❤
Daughter Sheri, Son-In-Law Steve, Grandson Cameron, and Grandaughter Tia&#1 Gow
June 17, 2018
HAPPY POP POP'S DAY!❤
Daughter Sheri, Son-In-Law Steve, Grandson Cameron, and Grandaughter Tia&#1 Gow
June 15, 2018
Daughter Sheri Gow
June 15, 2018
Daughter Sheri Gow
June 12, 2018
Tia and Pop Pop
Grandaughter Tia Gow
June 12, 2018
Daughter Sheri Gow
June 11, 2018
We love and miss you so much Dad and Pop Pop. You have always made us laugh and smile. We have so many great memories of you. We will never forget all the great times on our Hilton Head vacations, staying with you in Pennsylvania, and you coming to stay with us in South Carolina. As your daughter I don't Know where to begin to say how special all of my childhood memories through all my adult memories have been. There have been so many wonderful memories. I am so thankful and blessed that I grew up with you as my father. I promise I will always take care of Mom for you. God now has a very special angel. That angel is you. You will forever remain in our hearts, and someday we will all be together again. We love you now and forever❤
Daughter Sheri, Son-In-Law Steve, Grandson Cameron, and Grandaughter Tia Gow
June 3, 2018
I am glad that I had an awesome pop pop ever! I know god is watching over you and I love and miss you so much! ❤
Tia Gow
May 31, 2018
I remember Ralph from when I was a child and our families would get together. I remember his laugh most of all and am sorry I did not know him in later years. So sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you at this time.
Henry's daughter, Robyn
Robyn Reinisch
May 30, 2018
Charlotte,
I'm so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. May he rest in the Light Eternal and may you be comforted by that fact in this most difficult time.
Lynn
Lynn Wentzel
May 30, 2018
What can I say about my favorite uncle. You always made me laugh and I always felt loved in your presence. I especially remember you handing out the candy year after year at my Halloween party and making all the kids as well as myself laugh. Thanks for making my moms life joyous as I know you both will be spending a lot of time in heaven together. Both Ira and I will miss your infectious smile and kind ways. I love you more than you will ever know. Take care of my mom and rest in peace. Heaven has definitely gained a wonderful angel.
tamina tannous
May 30, 2018
Dear Charlotte and family, we are so sad to hear of snorkey's passing, he was a wonderful person and patient. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Cirocco Dental Center
May 28, 2018
Dear Charlotte and Family,
I will always remember Ralph for his positive outlook on life and his smiles as he would pass the front desk when I was at Sacred Heart Senior Living Saucon Valley. He will be missed dearly, but now I know that I have gained another angel and he will always be watching over me.
Love,
Colleen Boyle
Colleen Boyle
May 28, 2018
To Charlotte & Family
It was my pleasure to have worked with Ralph at LVH. He will always be remembered as a good guy and friend. Many fond and fun memories !
Sincere sympathy
Cheryl Hoffner
Cheryl Hoffner
May 28, 2018
With every visit, Ralph always made us laugh and smile. We're thankful for all the memories and good times.
Wishing the best to Charlotte and her family.
Your friends at Putt U Miniature Golf
May 28, 2018
Melissa Repash
May 28, 2018
sorry for your lose god and time will help. the repash gang .
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