John W. Trier, Jr., age 68, of Wooster, passed away, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Wooster Community Hospital where he was surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born on November 17, 1950 in Fort Wayne, IN. to John W. Sr. and Dorothy (Dietel) Trier.
He married Connie l. Smith on May 28, 1994 in Wooster. She survives
He had previously worked as a Camera Operator for 35 years with Bell and Howell in Wooster. Following his retirement, he then worked for Stark/Summit Ambulance Service as a wheelchair van driver and then worked as a deliveryman for Advanced Auto Parts.
He was a very active volunteer for LifeCare Hospice; he loved working with his therapy dogs, "Marley and "Ziggy" who took part in many activities; enjoyed traveling; belonged to the Buckeye State Garden RR Club and the Columbus Garden Railway Society; was a member of the Irish Setter Club of Ohio and an aviation enthusiast.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tracey M. Smith (Jon Pertee) of Nevada; a granddaughter, Alexis G. Ahrens and fiance, Branden Harmon of Wooster; an aunt and uncle, Pete and Betty Trier of Fort Wayne, IN.; brothers-in-law, James (Pat) Rogers of Shreve, Robert Stanley of Pycayune, MS., Donald Rogers of Mandeville, MS. and Martin (Lien) Rogers of Covington, LA.; sisters-in-law, Sharen (Rich) Brigham of Wooster and Debbie Chitwood of Sarasota, FL.; a special family friend, Patrick Fishburn.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his aunt and uncle Eric and Jackie Trier and an aunt, Barb Brienger.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Church Of Christ in Wooster with Rev. Kevan Franklin officiating. A light luncheon will follow services in the fellowship hall the church.
A private interment has taken place at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is honored with serving the family.
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