The Rev. William W. Trumbore, a retired Episcopal minister who enjoyed working with young people, died Monday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 81.
The son of Clarke Trumbore, an Episcopal minister, and Marion Trumbore, an educator, William Wilson Trumbore was born in Fitchburg, Mass., and raised in Carbondale, Pa.
After graduating in 1950 from Central High School in Scranton, Pa., Mr. Trumbore earned a bachelor's degree in 1954 from Lehigh University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
He was a 1957 graduate of the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained that year.
Mr. Trumbore was the curate at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pottsville, Pa., and vicar of St. James Episcopal Church in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., from 1957 to 1960, and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Alden, Pa., from 1960 to 1974.
He was an assistant pastor at churches in Nanticoke, Pa., and Wheeling, W.Va., before joining the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton in 1970.
"His passion within his ministry was working with youth," said a daughter, Cynthia Peacher of Abingdon. "While at Good Shepherd in Ruxton, he led a very vibrant and large youth program."
Mr. Trumbore was named rector of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Middletown, Del., in 1985, where he remained until 1996. That year, he became rector at All Faith Chapel in Tunis Mills in Talbot County.
He retired in 2004.
The former Easton resident moved to Mays Chapel in 2011. He enjoyed traveling to England and Israel with his wife, the former Catherine Ann Cooney, whom he met on a blind date and married in 1960. He also was an avid golfer and played several times a week.
"The highlight of his golf was getting a hole-in-one at Hog Neck in Easton in 1998," said Ms. Peacher.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Carrollton and Boyce avenues, Ruxton.
In addition to his wife and daughter, Mr. Trumbore is survived by a son, Paul Trumbore of Blue Bell, Pa.; two other daughters, Rebecca Geckle of Nottingham and Megan Lapointe of Butchers Hill; and six grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun