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Melvin Trego

Melvin Eldridge Trego of Cambridge, MD, died Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Providence Memorial Hospital, while visiting with his daughter in El Paso, Texas.

Born on June 6, 1924 in Cambridge, MD, he was the eldest son of the late Roland Eldridge Trego and Mildred Colbourn Trego.

Mr. Trego graduated from Cambridge High School in 1942. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Force as a navigational radar mechanic, 8th Air Force, 388th Bombardment Group, 563d Squadron, which flew B-17 missions out of Knettishall, England.

On November 11, 1944 he married the former Thelma Jones. They were happily married for over 64 years, until Mrs. Trego’s death last year, February 6, 2009. Mr. Trego retired as a District Manager with the Choptank Electric Cooperative after 34 years of employment with the company.

He was a kind and good man who touched all with his big smile and friendly personality. He loved people and for years enjoyed hosting parties with his wife, Thelma, inviting family, friends, and neighbors. He led a joyful and active life that included a job he loved, fishing, boating, volunteer work, worship and travel. Though he would always say “My home is my castle,” he never missed the chance to take a road trip across country to visit with family—he loved to be behind the wheel of a vehicle. He was a devoted family man who made his daughter and grandchildren a big part of his life.

Mr. Trego was a member, since 1959, of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cambridge. He served on several committees throughout the church and served a term as president of United Methodist men, an organization he continued to meet with until a short time ago. After his retirement, he volunteered at the Dorchester General Hospital for over ten years.

He is survived by a daughter Vicki Trego Hill and her husband Shawn Hill of El Paso, TX; three brothers Read Trego and his wife Naomi Brown Trego of Cambridge, MD, Howard Trego and his wife Ruth Monath Trego of Secretary, MD, Earl Trego of Nazareth, PA; three grandchildren Mona Pennypacker of Ft. Collins, CO, Rose Hill of El Paso, TX, and Morgwn Pennypacker and Janette Aguirre of Miami, FL; a grandson Sebastian Aguirre of Miami Beach, FL; a great-granddaughter Kacy McClung Pennypacker of Baltimore, MD; a cousin Bonnie Rimpo of Cambridge, MD; a niece Sharon Todd Fields and her husband Wayne Fields of Salisbury, MD; and many nieces and nephews that he held dear.

In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by a brother William Trego; three sisters-in-law Betty Moxey Trego, Nancy Medford Trego and Avalon Jones Todd; and a brother-in-law Leroy Todd.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, February 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A. Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, February 16th at the funeral home where the family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Douglas S. Albert, Coastal Hospice Chaplain.

Burial will follow at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, MD with Military Honors.

Pallbearers will be Read Trego, Howard Trego, Earl Trego, Morgwn Pennypacker, Shawn Hill, Wayne Fields, and Robert Cannon.

Memorial offerings may be made in Mr. Trego’s memory to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD, 21802-1733; and The Methodist Men of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 205 Maryland Ave., Cambridge, MD, 21613.


Monday February 15, 2010 , 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home


Tuesday February 16, 2010 , 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday February 16, 2010 , 12:00 P.M.

Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home

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Posted by: Renee and Fred Redmer Vickie, we are praying for you and your family. We always thought so much of both your Mom and Dad and will miss seeing them at church. Our prayers are for your peace and comfort in the days ahead. With sincere sympathy and love, Renee and Fred 02/15/2010 Posted by: Robin L. Herman Dear Vicki and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you father. I read where he was with you in Texas, at least you were together. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Robin Kincaid Herman 02/14/2010 Posted by: A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Melvin E. Trego c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 02/10/2010

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