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The Pasing of Tom Trevorah
Posted By: Robert Keller
Date: Tuesday, 8 January 2008, at 8:36 a.m.
I have some very sad news to report. Mr. Tom Trevorah, the former State Chairman for the State of Florida passed away this past weekend.
Mr. Trevorah was the founder of the ADFPA/USAPL in the State of Florida, and his work marked the foundation for what we have established today.
The Viewing will be at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka evening of Wednesday and the funeral is at the First Baptist Church of Palatka, 501 Oak St., 1000, Thursday the 10th.
Ellen, his wife of some 50+ years, says donations can be sent to the Robert Hospice Care Center 6400 St. John Ave. Palatka Fla. 32177.
At the USAPL Florida State Championships that will be held on February 23 & 24, 2008, in Miami, we will have a remembrance ceremony for Tom.
Long time friend, Mr. Joe Pyra has prepared the following details that I wish to share with you:
A powerlifting pioneer, Tom Trevorah, passed away on
Friday, Jan. 4th, 2008 at the age of 73. He would have
been 74 in March of this year. Originally from the
Norristown, Pennsylvani, Tom and his wife Ellen moved to
Florida over thirty years ago. Tom had a heart
condition, which recently worsened with the
complication of bronchitis. With fluid in his lungs,
he was rushed to the hospital from his doctors office
about three weeks ago.
There he underwent open heart surgery, with the
finding of complete or near complete closure of his
arteries. It was determined that his heart was in
extremely poor condition. Under medical care, he
survived until Friday the 4th.
Tom Trevorah started lifting as a weightlifter and
began a life long adventure with powerlifting about
1960. He continued an active career from the 132 to
198 class and became a dominate figure in the masters
division. Tom supported the ADFPA anti drug movement
in its early years and made contributions to PL in
many aspects: lifter, coach, trainer, meet director,
national committee member, International Referee and
over all man of the sport. He had won numerous meets,
titles and championships, setting many records along
the way. Yet, despite his contributions and successes,
he remained away from the spotlight. He choose rather
to help when needed, rather that seek the lime light.
Having started in the old AAU and with his involvement
in the USPF and ADFPA, Tom never hesitated to help any
one at a meet. This was regardless of affiliation,
organization, personalities, drug free, RAW or
equipped. If someone needed Tom's help, he gave it
freely and willingly. His contributions, while unknown
to many, were unfathomable and helped the sport to
grow, especially in his adopted state of Florida.
Tom is survived by his caring wife Ellen, his sons
Carl and Kent, their wives Renee and Dreama. He also
had four grandchildren: Heather 29, Steel 27, Cory 22
and Tony Angel 19. Tom will be well remembered by the
many friends he made over the years and all the lives
he had touched.
Should you wish to remember Tom, his family asks that
you make a donation in his memory to:
Robert Haven Care Center
6400 ST. John's Ave
Palatka, Fl. 32177
Tom, we will remember you well. Till we meet again in God's Gym, peace.
Jumpin Jersey Joe
Thank you for your prayers,
USA Powerlifting - Florida
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