Mr. Bernard F. “Bernie” Trimbur, 74, of 7318 Wheatley Road, East Syracuse, NY, died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at The Highlands at Brighton, Rochester, NY. Mr. Trimbur was born on August 23, 1934 in Youngstown, OH, a son to the late Bernard and Theresa Francis Trimbur. When living in the valley, he was an active member of the First Christian Church, Niles, OH. He was a 1952 graduate of Niles-McKinley High School, Niles, Ohio and received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1958 from Kent State University. Mr. Trimbur was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Headquarters Battalion of the 515 Airborne Division.
He retired as engineer from Cambridge Filter Corporation, Liverpool, NY with 22 years of employment and was a master mason of [Liverpool] Syracuse Lodge No. 501 F.& A.M., Liverpool, NY [a former member of Liverpool Lodge No. 525 – member no. L1318]. He enjoyed photography, golfing, fishing, woodworking and especially DIY projects. His biggest joy was taking care of “his girls”.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Shaner Trimbur who he married July 22, 1961; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Cristine M.) Houde, Fairport, NY, Mrs. Robert (Cynthia J.) Hampson, Hastings, NY, Mrs. Jeffrey (Melissa T.) Schreffler, Akron, OH; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy M. Niblock, Sunnyvale, CA; five grandchildren, Glenn Hampson, Andrew and Parker Houde, Samantha and Jack Schreffler. Burial took place at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, OH.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the Mallory Wesleyan Church at 5 Baum Road, Mallory, New York. Pastor Gregory Stein will be officiating. A luncheon was served following the service by the wonderful ladies of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be mailed to the Mrs. Mary Ann Trimbur, 7318 Wheatley Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Funds to be distributed by the family to those Alzheimer’s groups involved in the care of Mr. Bernard Trimbur.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 4 Dec 2008.