Donald Edwin Trego


Donald Edwin Trego, 80, of Shamokin, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died at 12:27 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, of complications after a heart attack.
He was born in Shamokin, where he was a lifelong resident on Aug. 23, 1938, the only son of the late Claude and Esther (Krebs) Trego. In January 1965, he married the former Gertrude "Trudy" Snyder who survives. They had three children and five grandchildren.

Don served as School Board President for the Shamokin Area School District during the 1980s and was active in the community. He was a production manager at Shroyer Dress Company in Shamokin, and also worked at the Selinsgrove Center.

His hobbies included gardening, having earned a Master Gardener certificate later in life and Amateur Radio, where he earned the call sign W3GDK. He was one of a select group of amateur radio enthusiasts who successfully communicated with over 250 countries, and earned honors for his civil service efforts during city flooding in the 70s.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark K. Trego of Illinois, and Donald A. Trego of Maryland; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen S. and Ray E. Markey Jr. of York; two grandsons, Ian J. Markey and Ray A. Markey; three granddaughters, Claire E. Tajiri and her husband Paul E., Zoe M. Trego, and Claudia E. Trego; six brothers-in-law and their wives, John and Sarah Snyder, Charles and Cindy Snyder, Gregory and Jan Snyder, William and Bari Snyder, James and Mickey Snyder, and Philip Litwak; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Christine and Joe Kisela, Lauren Smith, and Amy and Thomas Findlay; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Larry V. and Gertrude T. Snyder; one brother-in-law, Randall Smith; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Litwak and Lucille Doolittle.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 28, at the Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, followed by the funeral service at noon.
Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and Geisinger Health Foundation, at
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Marge & Don Krebs
Jul 01, 2019
sorry for your loss,