William "Bill" Robert Trew

1944 - 2020

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William "Bill" R. Trew, 76, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Bill was born in Rockville Centre, NY on July 24, 1944 to the late Fredrick and Elizabeth Trew. He is survived by his 3 children, Beth (Don) Wyman of Perrysburg, OH, Jim (Anna) Trew, Sylvania, OH, Irene (Jeff) Jones, Jr. of Toledo, OH, and 4 grandchildren, Matthew Wyman, Anna Wyman, Isabella Jones, and Jackson Trew, and sister Linda O'Brien of Rockville Centre, NY. Bill had a wonderful life companion, Lois Gilliland, and she also survives. In 1962, upon graduation from high school, he joined the Coast Guard, and he served from 1962 to 1968, and was on active duty during the Vietnam conflict. After his service, he married the mother of his children, Diane Henninger Trew. Bill later went on as an entrepreneur and owner of various carry out stores, including the Butt Hutt Cigarette Shop, in Upper Sandusky, OH. Bill was a lifetime member of the Ralph D. Cole American Legion, Post 3, AMVETS Post 21, Findlay Moose Lodge 698, Elks Lodge 75, VFW Post 5645, and he was a former member of the Toledo Yacht Club. Bill also sponsored several veterans on Honor Flight and was known as a member of the "Roundtable" at The Fern Cafe. Visitation will be held at COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, August 1 from 1pm - 4pm, with a full, military rites, presented by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad, to follow at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, 1005 N. Glebe Road, Suite 220, Arlington, VA 22201. Online condolences can be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, August 1st 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Full Military Rites:

    Saturday, August 1st 2020 - 4:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
    1005 N. Glebe Road
    Suite 220
    Arlington, VA 22201

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To : Everyone
Date :Wednesday, July 29th 2020
From : Karen
My great times with Bill.. I knew him from the round table at the fern.. We played the blade trivia.. he was my sponsor for 4 honor flight trips as a guardian to much deserved veterans ..one being his good friend Ron Dutton.. what an honor and privilege for me.. couldn’t have done it without him.. We made annual mon ami excursions.. but lastly he made an impression on my granddaughters..he would stop and talk to them whenever they were outside.. they miss him.. as I do too.. cheers to you my friend!



To : The Family
Date :Wednesday, July 29th 2020
From : BP Refinery
Our sincere condolences to your family.



To : The Trew family and Lois
Date :Tuesday, July 28th 2020
From : Amy Beall
My deepest thoughts and prayers for you! Bill will truly be missed and I'm very honored to have him as a friend!

Loving thoughts,
Amy Beall



To : The Family of Bill and Lois
Date :Tuesday, July 28th 2020
From : Dale Deb Treier
So sorry to hear about the passing of our friend, Bill. His humor, opinions and friendly political engagements will be greatly missed by those veterans who enjoyed lunch and conversations with him daily at the Legion.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May he rest in peace!



To : Beth Don Jimmy Anna Irene Jeff kids
Date :Monday, July 27th 2020
From : Aunt Jean
What a shock you must all be in. Please know that during this very difficult time you have family who are here for you. If I can do anything please call. I am praying for you all. Love you all.



To : Bill's family
Date :Sunday, August 2nd 2020
From : Jim Ann Kroner
Our deepest sympathy to your family. We knew Bill from being neighbors on Hawthorne Rd. He always threw a good neighborhood party!!



To : Friends and Family
Date :Friday, July 31st 2020
From : Robin
I knew Bill through my friend Karen. I first met him at the Fern. He was the easiest person to talk to. It was if I had known him forever. He knew his daughter was my boss, and we would often talk about that. We shared laughs at Karen's porch parties. He was a joy to know and will be missed. My sympathy's to the family. In this time of sadness, try to remember all of the happy times.



To : The Family
Date :Friday, July 31st 2020
From : The Price's
We are very sorry and pray for your families. It is never easy losing someone you love. We are sorry and pray for you all. Julie, Ben and kids.



To : Diane BethJim and Irene
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Don and Debi Billings
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.



To : Diane BethJim and Irene
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Don and Debi Billings
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.



To : Diane BethJim and Irene
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Don and Debi Billings
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.



To : Diane BethJim and Irene
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Don and Debi Billings
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.



To : Diane BethJim and Irene
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Don and Debi Billings
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.



To : Diane BethJim and Irene
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Don and Debi Billings
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.



To : Trew Family
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Spaulding Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to your entire family during this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.



To : Beth and Family
Date :Thursday, July 30th 2020
From : Amy Culver
My deepest condolences to you and yours at this time. May God wrap his arms around the family for comfort.



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