Shamokin – Donald Edwin Trego of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, age 80, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died at 12:27 PM on Monday, June 24, 2019 of complications after a heart attack.
He was born in Shamokin, where he was a lifelong resident, on August 23, 1938, the only son of Claude and Esther (Krebs) Trego. In January 1965 he married the former Gertrude (Trudy) Snyder and 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.
Donald is survived by his wife, Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Snyder; two sons, Mark K. Trego of IL, Donald A. Trego of MD; a daughter, Karen S. Markey and her husband Ray E., 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, John Snyder and his wife Sarah, Charles Snyder and his wife Cindy, Gregory Snyder and his wife Jan, William Snyder and his wife Bari, James Snyder and his wife Mickey, and Philip Litwak; three sisters-in-law, Christine Kisela and her husband Joe, Lauren Smith, and Amy Findlay and her husband Thomas; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents, Claude and Esther G. (Krebs) Trego, Donald was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Larry V. and Gertrude T. Snyder; a brother-in-law, Randall Smith; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Litwak, and Lucille Doolittle.
Donald Edwin Trego, 80, of Elm Rd, Shamokin – Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. in the Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin, following the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, www.themmrf.org and Geisinger Health Foundation, at https://www.geisinger.org/about-geisinger/geisinger-foundation/make-a-gift To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com