Clifford Eugene Trimpey, 81, of Latrobe, PA passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, after a lengthy illness at Warren General Hospital in Warren, PA.
He was born September 16, 1938, in Lower Turkeyfoot Twp., Somerset County, PA, the oldest of eight children born to the late, Charles and Thelma (Knox) Trimpey. Clifford was a machinist and plant manager at Carbide Components (now Elizabeth Carbide Components) of Latrobe for 30 years before retiring in 1990. He was very good at woodworking, making furniture, picture frames, musical instruments, and flintlock rifles often using wood from logs he sawed on his Wood Mizer sawmill. Cliff enjoyed a simple life of growing and canning his own food, bee keeping and wine making, but his passion was playing the acoustic guitar. In particular, Cliff liked to play bluegrass and folk music and attended many bluegrass music festivals. He regularly attended family reunions and played singalong and old Gospel songs at these events. He was a member of the Alwine Civic and Square Dance Center in Greensburg, PA where he played guitar and did square dancing for many years.
Clifford is survived by his children, David (Rhonda) Trimpey of Pittsfield, PA, Carla (Carl) Lombardo of Enon, OH and Cynthia (Hersh) Price of Elizabeth, PA; his brother, Roger (Debra) Trimpey of Buena Vista, PA; three sisters, Jean (Frank) Willard of White Oak, PA, Lois (Frank) Nemec of Orlando, FL and Mary (Bill) Shaw of Greenock, PA; his grandchildren, Nathan and Amanda Trimpey, Ariel and Cristin Lombardo, Christopher and Zachary Price; 2 greatgrandchildren, Colton and Finnley Trimpey and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Clifford was preceded in death by three brothers, Everett, Lester and Ivan Trimpey.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life that will start at 3pm on December 28th at the Alwine Civic and Square Dance Center, 538 Old State Route 66, Greensburg, PA 15601. Donations will be accepted and a donation made in his memory to the Alwine Civic Center or the Warren County Summer Music School.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.