David Orrin Trimble died suddenly Nov. 22 at the age of 69 while returning from a short trip to visit relatives in Texas.
He was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y., and moved to Texas as a young boy where he remained through high school. After high school he joined the Navy and was ultimately stationed in Alameda. After his discharge in 1962 he worked at several small electronic firms prior to his career at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, from which he retired in 2001, after 29 years.
Traveling was a passion of his, and he and his wife traveled to all corners of the world. Some of his favorite places were London and Maui, and most recently the home he built in San Felipe, Mexico. He also loved to frequent Jim's Country Kitchen in Pleasanton, having coffee every morning with his friends, who looked forward to his "Joke of the Day."
He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Elmira Trimble; his aunt and uncle Thelma and David Shall; and his brother Sonny Trimble. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Charlotte; his children, Todd Trimble (Christi) of Brentwood and Laura Farro (Ken) of Livermore; sisters, LaRue Thompson, Bonnie O'Sullivan (Dennis) of New York and Elaine Gilbert of Texas; three granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial at 3 p.m. today at Graham Hitch Mortuary, 4157 First St., Pleasanton, with a reception immediately following at the family home in Pleasanton. Donations may be made to Kaiser Permanente Volunteer Services, the Valley Humane Society, or to a favorite charity.