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John R. Trumbore

d. June 14, 2019

John R. Trumbore

Age: 82 of Philadelphia

On June 14th. Beloved husband of the late Anne Wills Trumbore; adoring father of Anne Trumbore & Mark (Maryanne) Trumbore; devoted grandfather to Liam Trumbore Stephens. John leaves behind a sister, Sr. Judith Trumbore, IHM, of Malvern, PA, and a brother, Gerald Trumbore, of Quakertown PA, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends, including his dear friend, Jeffrey Miller, of Philadelphia.

A graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School, King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, and Villanova University, John served in the Air Force from 1954-1958. An advertising executive for over 30 years, John worked for Atkin-Kynett Co, Foote, Cone & Belding, and Harris, Baio and McCullough. John was an active parishioner at Old St. Joseph’s Church in Philadelphia, where he was the director and long-time volunteer at OSJ's Faith, Food and Friends, a hot lunch and outreach to men in need, where he led prayer and faith-sharing sessions. He was a lector, an acolyte, a sacristan for daily Mass, the coordinator of ministers for daily Mass, and was a Eucharistic Minister, both at Mass and to the sick at Pennsylvania Hospital and at home. He also served as an usher, a PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) teacher, and a fundraiser in parish capital campaigns, and was an integral part of the parish's Ignatian Spirituality committee.

John was also dedicated volunteer to Holy Name of Camden where he served for 25 years in various capacities. There he implemented the Holy Name Scholar program which has provided tuition assistance to hundreds of eighth graders for attending Catholic high schools. A friend and mentor to many of the Holy Name Scholars, John also led development activities in support of Holy Name’s mission, was a member of the Tavistock Committee, and received the Tavistock “Reaching Out to Those in Need” Award in 2017.

A lifelong sports fan, John celebrated Villanova basketball championships, Phillies World Championships, and Sixers NBA Titles with equal fervor. One of his happiest recent moments was watching the Eagles win the SuperBowl with his children and grandson.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet John’s family Monday July 15th from 9:00 - 9:45am at Old St. Joseph’s Church, 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106 where his memorial mass will immediately follow at 10am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers charitable donations may be made in John’s name to the John R Trumbore Scholarship Fund for Holy Name Scholars, Holy Name of Camden Ministries , 509 State St., Camden, NJ, 08102.

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