El Cerrito: Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame member Roy Trumbull dies at 73

The Broadcast Legends group announces that Roy Trumbull, a longtime El Cerrito resident and member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, has died:

Roy Howard Trumbull Nov. 28, 1939 – Nov. 25, 2013 Resident of El Cerrito Roy died peacefully 3 days shy of his 74th birthday at his home. Family surrounded him with love and life in his last days. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Trumbull. He is remembered as a loving father by daughter Erica Ilana Trumbull, and son David Ian Trumbull and as a loving grandfather by Loveday & Miles Harrison Trumbull and Isaac & Cedar Trumbull-Stearns. Roy was born in San Francisco to Lyman Barney Trumbull and Sue Helen Trumbull (nee Higgins) and lived most of his life in view of the Golden Gate Bridge. A broadcast engineering legend, he was honored by the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame just days before his final struggle to live a little bit longer in the shadow of a long battle with bladder cancer. As a testament to a life well lived, Roy will be remembered for the many stories he told and recorded as the Storyspieler (www.Storyspieler.net) and the folk songs he remembered and shared. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2pm, Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Center, Richarmond, CA (just off 80 at Hilltop). Please email memories and requests to be notified of the date and location to RoyTrumbullLife@comcast.net Donations in Roy’s memory may be made to the California Historical Radio Society www.californiahistoricalradio.com or Temple Beth Hillel in Richmond, Ca. or a charity of your choice.

Chris Treadway