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1947 James 2021

James Matthew "Jim" Trentel

June 10, 1947 — May 24, 2021

TRENTEL, James Matthew “Jim”, age 73, of Centerville, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. Jim was born to the late Paul and Jane (Zurga) Trentel in Cleveland, OH on June 10, 1947. He was a proud UD alumni, and a member of the American Legion Post #598, and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Jim worked as a systems analyst for 32 years at NCR, and in the Computer Lab at Centerville High School for 8 years.

Jim was a UD fan and lifelong basketball season ticket holder. He also cheered on the Centerville Elks, Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and Browns. Jim was detail oriented, organized, and often the life of the party. His enjoyment in life came from his kids and grandkids, and taking them out to Kings Island, Cedar Point, or boating on Norris Lake in Tennessee. Jim also loved his friends dearly and would often be found pool-side bartending, playing cards, traveling and cruising with them, enjoying a Rum & Coke with lime.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Charles Hubble; mother-in-law, Beverly (Wickett) Hubble. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Candi (celebrated 50 years together on May 15, 2021); children, Scott (Erin), Michelle (Nathan) Redman, Matt (Kim Arnold); grandchildren, Tyler Redman, Alex Redman, Cate Trentel, Archie Trentel; brother, Donald (Susan) Trentel and their children Bill, Mike, Donna, Mary, Maurice, Cathy and their children.

Family will greet friends 4-7PM on Thursday, May 27 at ROUTSONG FUNERAL HOME, 2100 E STROOP RD, KETTERING. Funeral Services will be held at 9:45AM on Friday at the funeral home. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed on Routsong Funeral Home’s YouTube page. Burial in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, followed by a 12:30PM Reception at American Legion Post #598, 5700 Kentshire Dr, Kettering. In honor of Jim’s holiday scratch-off ticket tradition and love for gambling, we are asking everyone who attends the reception to please bring a scratch-off lottery ticket with you. We will be donating all the winnings to a local charity (TBD) in James’ name.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, May 27, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Kettering

2100 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 28, 2021

Starts at 9:45 am (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Kettering

2100 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429

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Reception

Friday, May 28, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Burial

Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery

8135 N Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH 45414

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