Rev. Robert C. Trego Sr.
Rev. Robert C. Trego Sr., 88 passed away on Monday January 9, 2017 in the Middletown Home, where he resided for the past four years. His wife, C. Louise Trego survives. Born February, 11, 1928 in Sunbury PA, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna Trego. A brother Marlin, a sister Ruth Michaels, two infant sisters, and a granddaughter, Teresa Trego, preceded him in death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Joanne Trego and Carol Yingst (Tim); a son, Robert Trego Jr., four grandchildren, Holly Yingst, Brett Yingst, Lisa Trego and Charles Trego; three great-grandchildren, Annabelle Mumford, Abigail Trego and Michael Trego. Robert was an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, serving in Birdsboro, Royalton, Bellefonte and Lewistown and he was a guest preacher in many area churches after his retirement. Prior to his ministry, he was a union carpenter, had a small farm and made many wooden items and clocks for sale at various craft fairs. After graduating from the former Sunbury High School he served in the US Army from 1946-1949, where he was in the 565th topographic Engineer Battalion and 62nd Engineer Battalion. He served in the National Guard from 1949-1953 including service in Korea with the 176th field artillery with the rank of Master Sergeant. In preparation for the ministry, he attended the American Bible College and graduated from the Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown, PA. A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Dan Gilbert presiding. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Royalton or Highspire United Methodist Church. The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown to handle the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com www.pennlive.com/obits
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