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David E Trend

July 9, 1932 January 30, 2019
David E Trend
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Obituary for David E Trend

David E. Trend, 86 of Skillman passed away peacefully on January 30, 2019. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 50 years, Barbara A. Trend, and is survived by his five children, Megan Trend, Robin Mayhew, Melissa Staid, Christopher Trend and Jonathan Trend and eight grandchildren. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduated from Princeton University and settled in New Jersey. For many years, he was involved in the Mercer County Libertarian Party where he worked tirelessly to advocate for smaller government and more individual freedoms. A great lover of dogs, he once owned a grandson of Rin Tin Tin, but his most beloved dog was Tessie, a Shetland sheepdog that stole his heart. He also enjoyed a daily walk and continued his routine of traversing the two miles up Mountain View Road well into his late 70s. He also spent many great summers rusticating on The Magic Island located off the Downeast coast of Maine. A man of deep integrity and intellectual curiosity, he will be remembered for his love of classical music, sailing and a good scotch.
In lieu of a funeral service, a Memorial Service will be held graveside at the Blawenburg Cemetery for close friends and family. Donations in his honor may be made the NJ Sheltie Rescue.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534.
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