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On Friday, November 23, 2018, Emil Trellis, M.D. died peacefully. He was 89. While he enjoyed a varied career as a psychiatrist, his main source of gratification was his family. He considered himself so grateful to have had a 66 year marriage to Barbara Miller Trellis, who...

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I also saw Dr Trellis in the late 60s and he was an important person in my success. I wrote to him several years ago to thank him for asking me one question which sticks with me to this day. Blessings to his family.

Dr. Trellis was my psychiatrist in his private practice between 1972 and 1975. I was in my 20's and experiencing marital and emotional issues. He was very kind, patient, and, literally, saved my life. I have never forgotten him. I wish I had known of his passing. I would have liked to attend his service, paying my small tribute to his impact on my life. What a good, great man.

Dear Barbara and Family, My condolences to you and to your Family through this difficult time. I wish I could have met him. What a beautiful tribute to him. May memories comfort you, and may his memory be eternal as he continues to live in the hearts of those who knew him and loved him. Sincerely and with love, Wesley (Joann's friend from Rodef Shalom, and Lucy Serene's Relative).

Emil was a true mensch - such a great friend to my parents. I am so sorry to learn today of his passing. The Wolfsons send love to all of you.

I worked at SFGH when he was a staff psychiatrist .
Hands down one of the best in the field. Not only a great doc but a wonderful human being.
May his family find peace at this difficult time.

I participated in Dr. Trellis' volunteer program for revovering heroin addicts at Torrance State Hospital around 1965. Our role was to befriend the families of recovering addicts in the program with all that such implied. It was a most gratifying experience. I so admired Dr. Trellis's leadership and inspiration that I spent a majority of my career as a Social Worker counselling recovering addicts.

I extend my sincere sympathy to you, his family.


Dear Barbara & Family: We were all saddened to read about your recent loss. Please accept our sincere sympathies. May Emil's memory be forever a blessing.- Dr. Burton & Marolee and Jeff (& David) Pollock

My sympathy to you and your family. Judy Mccracken

A more gentle, kind, compassionate, warm, sincere, honest and self-deprecatory individual one could travel to the far corners of the earth and never find than my dearest friend Emil Trellis. In a world that has lost its decency, this was a man of impeccable respectfulness of others and the epitome of a gentle gentleman. I will sorely miss him.