Gene S. Trimacco Sr. 1929-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs

STRUTHERS – Gene S. Trimacco Sr., 92, passed away on Sunday December 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Gene was born April 2, 1929 in Youngstown, son of the late Genaro and Adeline Leombruno Trimacco.

He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School and worked for Sharon Steel.

After graduating from high school, Gene enlisted in the US Air Force, serving during the Korean conflict.

After his stint in the military, Gene returned to Youngstown and worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube, rising through the ranks to the position of Production Planner at the Campbell Seamless Tube Plant, retiring in 1985 after 33 Years. He then went to work for Jim Pace Pontiac in Niles. He was the manager of the car rental department and the dealership’s maintenance department for over seven years.

Gene was a member of Steelworkers Union Local 1418. He loved music and played the keyboard, saxophone and accordion as a musician. Gene was a member of the Monarch group in Youngstown. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Poland. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and growing vegetables in his garden, especially garlic. He loved to cook, especially for his family, and he enjoyed a good glass of wine. Gene was a very generous man and ready to lend a hand.

Gene is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Pauline J. Petruska, whom he married on June 25, 1955; two sons, Gene S. (Karen) Trimacco Jr. of Lowellville and Paul J. Trimacco Sr. of Struthers; five grandchildren, Gina Marie Trimacco of Lowellville, Steven Trimacco of Columbiana, Paul (Jen) Trimacco Jr. of Campbell, Eve (Larry) Russell of Struthers and Heather (Jay) Sobinovsky of Struthers; eight great-grandchildren, Samuel Trimacco, Kyle Trimacco, Elijah Trimacco, Josiah Trimacco, Paisley Russell, Savannah Russell, Levi Russell and Kara Sobinovsky; and brother-in-law, Nick Vitullo of Austintown.

Besides his parents, Gene was predeceased by his stepdaughter, Anna Marie Trimacco; and his sister, Marie Vitullo.

Due to COVID-19 and Gene’s request, there are no call hours or funeral services at this time.

Arrangements are made by Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street, Struthers. Condolences can be sent to Gene’s family at

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