Robert ‘R.B.’ Trimble

TRIMBLE, Robert “R.B.,” 89, the unofficial mayor of Georgetown, passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2013, at Heritage Valley Beaver following a very brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Georgetown, R.B. was born there on March 29, 1924, to the late Burton and Esther Mackall Trimble.

He was an active member of the St. Luke’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

Anyone who knew R.B. knew that he kept very active since his retirement from the former Crucible Steel in Midland where worked for 44 years as a chemist.

He could often be found enjoying his friends at the South Side Senior Citizens, the Hookstown Fire Department where held was a life- time member, and the Chester VFW Post 6450, as well as other clubs and establishments that he held memberships in.

R.B. loved to spend time at Mountaineer Race Track, even back when it was known as Waterford Park.

A Steeler fan through and through, he also loved bowling, NASCAR, country music and especially his dogs.

He was married to the love of his life for 50 years, Frances Smusz Trimble, who preceded him in death along with his brother, William “Bill” Trimble.

Very much a family man, he sadly leaves behind his children, Greg (Carol) Trimble of New Cumberland, Susan (Jim) Anderson and Toni (Dale) Shaffer both of Chester, and Burt (Shelly) Trimble of East Liverpool. In addition there are five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Richard “Dick” Trimble of Georgetown; as well as many nieces and nephews.

His family welcomes friends to visit with them on Thursday (today) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester and on Friday at the St. Luke’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Georgtown from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at Mill Creek Hill Cemetery. At the conclusion of the services family and friends will gather at the Chester VFW Post 6450 for a continued time of remembrance.

In lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that memorial contributions should be made to the St. Luke’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Georgetown. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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