Roger Burton Trump
Roger Burton Trump, 88, of North East, Pa., native of Westfield, N.Y., went with the Lord peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on Feb. 3, 2014.
Roger was born on Nov. 26, 1925, to the late Leo-nard and Clara Keopka Trump.
Roger was a graduate of Westfield High School and attended Cornell University before coming home to work his family dairy, grape, and maple syrup “Everohill” farm on Hardscrabble Road, Westfield. Roger is predeceased by his wife Evelyn Miller Trump (Oct. 26, 1987) whom he married Feb. 11, 1950. Roger is forever in the long awaiting open arms of his true love, dear family, friends, his special kitty, Tweety and his many cows in heaven.
Roger was a quiet, soft-spoken man with true, pure faith and honesty. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. He enjoyed animals, nature, traveling, reading and gardening. He visited all 50 states during his life. His true life passion was riding and watching trains. Roger put many years of devoted time building, supporting and enjoying the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society and Museum, in North East, Pa. He was an active member of the Chautauqua County Farm Bureau, serving as county president for two years and a delegate to the state Farm Bureau. He was also active in the Western NY Guernsey Breeders Association, American Guernsey Cattle Club, Dairylea Cooperative, Country Life Club, and the town of Westfield Zoning Board of Appeals. He was a volunteer usher at The Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia.
Roger spent many years on the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society in Fredonia. He also served on the board of directors for the Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County, Texas and was a member and former director of the Lake Shore Railroad Historical Society of North East, Pa. He kept weather records on his farm for the NOAA Weather Bureau for 52 years. He was an ordained deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church. Roger received many awards for his contributions to agriculture.
Roger is survived by his son, Peter (Christina) Trump of North East, Pa., with whom he resided the past four years; a daughter, Rebecca Bailey of Arkansas; granddaughter, Layla M. Vogt, (fiance) Dan Herlehy of Hamburg, N.Y.; grandchildren: Joshua Fish-er, Jessika Fisher and Matthew Bailey; great-grandchildren: Emily, Lucas, Jaylen, Connor and Bryson; a dear and very special caregiver, Stacy Phelps and Sam Long of North East, Pa. Special appreciation and respect to Ashley, RN; Nick, RN; Julie, RN; and the entire staff of The Community Nurses and Hospice of North East, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Fredrick Trump.
A private graveside burial and celebration of life memorial will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society and Museum of North East, Pa., First Presbyterian Church of West-field, or The Community Nurses and Hospice of North East, Pa.