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Eric Trimble remembered as family man and friend to all

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By John Anderson, 10/21/21

A man who always had the right thing to say to make your day and would do everything he could to get you a job, car or home, passed away on Wednesday night.

Amity-based State Police said Eric Trimble, 60, of Wellsville, died when his 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a deer on State Route 417 East coming into Wellsville  at 5:46 p.m. Troopers said Trimble was transported by Wellsville Ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

For many, Trimble helped land a first job back in his days at Pizza Hut and over the years, he worked with so many to get them a vehicle or home at his different jobs including Wellsville Ford, Bokman and most recently, Arkport Cycle. He was a proud member of the Reinforcements Motorcycle Club and a favorite of kids as a Wellsville Little League and Midget Football League coach.

When he was not at work, Eric was always with his wife, Penny Mead Trimble. The two would always take the time to ask how someone was doing and even if they were having a great day, they would give them even more words of positive encouragement and point out your strengths and good points. He would beam with pride while discussing his sons, Levi and Matthew. The past few years, conversations would begin and end with stories of his grandsons.

Close friend Ken Basile summed things up perfectly with a post to Eric on his Facebook page.

Basile wrote, “I met you in 2002 when you helped broker my mortgage on my first house. Some years later we met again with mutual friends at a Poker game. From then on you have been a good friend not only to me but to everyone else in our circle. You had a kind heart my friend. You were always there for everyone’s joyous occasions bringing laughter and comradery. You were the glue that kept us all together for all those poker games. You helped people get their first home, their first car and maybe even their first motorcycle. A true salesman you were but an even better friend you will always be. Truly going to miss you Eric Trimble, Wellsville will never be the same without you. “Donkey Poker” will never be the same without you. Late nights at Better days will never be the same without you. I can hear you now screaming “Blinds are up” as you keep time for the game in Heaven. RIP my friend, until we meet again at the same table in the sky.”

Deb Brandes wrote, “He lived everyday to the fullest. Loved his wife eternally, laughed with his children, grandchildren and friends and longed for a better world. RIP Eric, YOU will be missed my friend.”

Brenda Czyz also had perfect words as she wrote, “(Eric), you were always the life of the party, the first to help someone in need, and never afraid to challenge the status quor. Your kindness and love for your wife, your family and your friends was one of the greatest gifts to this world. You will be missed my friend.”

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