GENE JOSEPH TRIMACCO
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McDONALD Gene Joseph Trimacco, 71, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family following a long, courageous battle.
Gene was born July 27, 1947, in Youngstown, the son of the late Joseph and Daisy (Sole) Trimacco.
Gene was a 1965 graduate of Struthers High School. He enjoyed growing up on Edison Avenue with his good friends and never missed a Sunday dinner at his parents home. Gene was also a talented artist and painted the murals that hung at the Struthers Field House for many years.
Gene honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was a proud Combat Vietnam Veteran. Thereafter, he attended Youngstown State University where he pursued his love for art. Gene worked at Packard Electric for over 30 years. It was there that he met the love of his life and wife of 47 years, Marsha (Bundy), whom he married April 29, 1972.
Gene and Marsha built their life in the Village of McDonald, where they have been proud residents for over 40 years. During this time, Gene found some of his greatest joy as he watched his two daughters, whom he adored, grow up. He was an active member of the community, where he freely gave of his time and talents by championing youth girls fast pitch softball, redeveloping the baseball fields, creating backdrops for the Royal Swan Swim Club, and was an active member of the Woodland Park Methodist Church.
Gene was a one-of-a-kind gentleman who loved music, art, technology, the Cleveland Indians, and spending his Friday nights in the fall watching many exciting football games with his daughter. He was thrilled that he got to return to his alma mater and cheer on the Struthers Wildcats Football Team for the last seven years, where his son-in-law is the head coach.
Gene is survived by his wife; his daughters, Jaclyn (Curt) Kuntz of McDonald and Courtney (Thomas Wilson) Trimacco of Cleveland; and the lights of his life; his granddaughters, Ava Rose and Halle Ann Kuntz, both of McDonald, whom he was affectionately known as Buddy, as they were the best of friends.
Furthermore, Gene was blessed to be a member of a very close-knit family whom he cherished.
He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Patricia Bundy and Cathy Weller; his nephews, William and Robert Bundy; nieces Amy Harrison and Morgan Trimacco; great-nieces and nephews, Olivia, Baron, Jalen, Grace, Emma, William; and close family friend, Jason Winter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Jo Trimacco; his best friend and brother-in-law, William E. Bundy; and his beloved niece, Annalese Rose Booth.
To his girls, Gene was the sun in the sky during the day and the moon at night, always a source of light and unconditional love no matter the day or circumstance.
The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, June 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel and Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. Gene will be laid to rest at Girard Union Cemetery with full Military Honors.
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Marsha and Girls
“Marsha, Keeping you and the girls in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of Gene, he was a gentle man. Love you.”
» Carol Augustine on June 27, 2019
“Words cannot express how sorry I am to learn of Gene's passing. He was so kind and always had something nice to say no matter what the situation. Heaven gained an angel for sure. May time bring you peace comfort and healing. I pray Gene will rest well for he surely deserves to. God Bless him.”
» Jacci Stiver on June 27, 2019
“Keeping you all in our prayers. He will be missed at Caprice Health Care.”
» Jan Yoakam on June 27, 2019
“I grew up with Gene on Edison. Spent many hours at his home with his sister. My deepest sympathy to all.”
» Terri Flauto on June 27, 2019
“So sorry to hear of Gene's .passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.💞”
» Sue Jones Weeks on June 27, 2019