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Donald M TrumbullMarch 8, 2010
Donald Myron Trumbull, 94, died Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Evergreen Commons, East Greenbush, after a long and celebrated life.
Born in West Lebanon, NH, September 23, 1915, he was the son of the late Myron C. and Helen E. (Poland) Trumbull, and husband of the late Thelma M. Thorne, married, January 14, 1939.
His pride and joy was his family. He is survived by his sister Jane (Stanley) Clark, Enfield, CT; son, Richard (Anne Marie) Trumbull, Mechanicville; granddaughter, Kimberly (Samuel) Trumbull Hill, Westerville, OH; grandson, Christopher (Jennifer) Trumbull, S. Windsor, CT; great-granddaughters, Kyla and Karson Hill, Westerville, OH; nephews, Robert (Kimberly) Clark, Woodridge, VA; Rev. Douglas (Janet) Clark, Endicott; Dr. Paul (Sharon) Raverta, West Springfield, MA; niece, Elaine (Larry) Murray, Wilbraham, MA and several grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his brother, Robert C. Trumbull; sister-in-law, Winifred Raverta and brother-in-law, Dr. E. Louis Raverta.
In the midst of the Great Depression, he graduated from Hanover High School, Hanover, NH later working for W. H. Trumbull Construction Co. to earn money for college. He graduated from Bay Path Institute (Bay Path College), Springfield, MA.
Throughout his adult life he proudly served in the U. S. Army; was a devout employee of S. S. Kresge Company, Springfield, MA, managing stores in Detroit, MI, Binghamton and Troy, NY, Hartford, CT and Pittsfield, MA; served as Director of Membership for the New York State Council of Retail Merchants; worked for the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Connecticut State Retail Merchants Association; and was a past member of Toastmasters International (Troy, Albany, Schenectady.)
Until the near end, he was an active constituent with keen interest in politics, the economy and the effects on our great Nation. He strongly believed in the power of the American voice, and took delight in correspondence with local and National members of Congress. Conversation was deep-rooted in who he was and debate was always welcome.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy with Rev. Douglas Clark, Don's nephew, officiating.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 noon - 2 PM prior to the service.
Interment will be in Pine Knolls Cemetery in Hanover, NH.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Donald M. Trumbull to the American Heart Association 440 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205.