GEORGETOWN - Howard R. Trimble, 87, a lifelong resident of Georgetown, died Thursday morning, Aug. 15, 2013, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family.
Born July 30, 1926, in Georgetown, he was the last surviving son born to the late Emmit and Esther (Mackall) Trimble. Mr. Trimble had worked as a pipe fitter at Crucible Steel, retiring in 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a sergeant during World War II. He was a member and past commander of the Hookstown American Legion and had been a member of St. Luke Episcopal Church, Georgetown. He enjoyed being outside, cutting grass and golfing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Hazel Ruth (Dean) Trimble, on Oct. 7, 2012; an infant son, Robert Trimble; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Frances Trimble, and William and Audrey Trimble.
Surviving are his children and their spouses, Dave (Karen) Trimble, Georgetown; Debbie (James) Watson, Darlington; Steve (Rhonda) Trimble, Calcutta; and Jeff (Essie) Trimble, Raccoon Township. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are welcome to call Sunday from noon to 3 and 6-8 p.m. at the McConnell Funeral Home, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director, where services will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. with Tom Lombard officiating.
Interment will follow in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell.
If desired, memorials in his name may be made to the Catholic Hospice, 6200 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
The family extends their thanks and gratitude to the staff of the Catholic Hospice for the loving and compassionate care of their father.