Robert P Trump
February 12, 1931 – September 12, 2019
Robert ‘Bob’ Paul Trump born on 02/12/31 in Kimmerlings, PA to Katherine Pearl (Longacre) and George E Trump passed away peacefully in his home at Cornwall Manor on 09/12/19 at the age of 88. A graduate of Lebanon High School in 1949, Bob met and married his beloved wife of 67 years, Louise Alice Wike in Schaefferstown, PA in 1952. Bob went on to earn a BS and MS in Mining Engineering from Penn State in 1954/55 and worked for Gulf Oil Corporation in Harmarville, PA for 25 years. Bob was instrumental as the Authority Chairman in the building and opening of the Butler County Area Vo-Tech School in 1979. During this time he lived in the Mars Area School District where he served as a school board member and president in the late 70’s. A member of multiple booster clubs his lifelong love of track and field began here in support of his daughters as he volunteered at their track meets. Bob with Louise always at his side returned to Schaefferstown in the early 80’s establishing Hillcrest Nursery on Sheep Hill Road. They both eventually fully retired in Newmanstown before settling in at Cornwall Manor. Bob’s greatest legacy was his unwavering and tireless dedication to student athletes in all places he called home. He became a registered PIAA and USA Track & Field official in 1977 and maintained those designations until his retirement from officiating in 2014. Following his return to Lebanon County he continued to officiate track and cross country meets at numerous local high schools and universities including Penn State. Beyond officiating he delighted in photography and routinely posted photos of student athletes in action on his own website. Also providing up to date stats and records his site has been a popular spot for students and parents for years. The district’s annual Junior High Track & Field Invitational meet was renamed in honor of Bob and Louise in 2009. Recognitions and awards from Mars, ELCO, Penn State, Lebanon, and Lancaster organizations for his dedicated efforts are too numerous to detail but he was forever grateful. His entire family is and will forever be proud of him. Bob is survived by his wife Louise; brothers Richard and Phil Trump; daughters Karen & Anita Trump and Linda Trump McLaughlin; grandsons Anthony Jack, Arthur Halko, and Connor McLaughlin; granddaughter Haley (McLaughlin) Jacobs; as well as one great grandson on the way Xander Jacobs. His wish to have no public burial services is being honored and handled by Schaefferstown’s Clauser Funeral Home. The family does plan for a celebration of Bob’s life. The details will be provided on www.bobtrump.com. In lieu of flowers or other memorials the family suggests donations in Bob’s name be made payable to ELCO Athletic Department and sent to 180 ELCO Drive, Myerstown, PA 17067. www.clauserfh.com
ELCO Athletic Department
180 Elco Drive, Myerstown, Pennsylvania 17067
- Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date
Robert P Trump
September 16, 2019
Such a wonderful face to see as you came out of the last corner headed for the finish line! Mr. Trump was a wonderful role model for what sportsmanship should be.
September 16, 2019
Louise, you and Bob were my first head officials I worked with at Penn State. I will always remember how kind both of you were to a brand new collegiate official. He will be missed. My sincere condolences.
September 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I am sharing a picture that I took in the spring at a track meet.