Nancy G Trinter

  • Born: June 20, 1938
  • Died: December 2, 2017
  • Location: Vermilion, Ohio

Riddle Funeral Home

5345 South St
Vermilion, OH 44089
Tel. (440) 967-3212

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancy G. Trinter (nee Gerhart), 79, of Vermilion, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Nancy was born June 20, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up in Rocky River and enjoyed summers in the Linwood Park area of Vermilion. She graduated from Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights and attended Skidmore College in New York and Baldwin Wallace. Nancy ultimately became a lifelong Vermilion resident. John and Nancy also enjoyed a home in Lighthouse Point, Florida.

She had a lifelong love affair with music and the piano- her early years as a performance major, and her later years in the audience of international competitions in Oberlin and Cleveland. She enjoyed boating with her family and cruised all the waterways of the Great Lakes. She was president of the distaff women's groups for both the Vermilion Boat Club and Vermilion Yacht Club.Over the years, she was a member of the Vermilion Boat Club, Catawba IslandClub and Vermilion Yacht Club.

In Nancy's earlier years, she sold real estate. Nancy enjoyed travel and fine dining, including the pleasures of the table as a member of several food and wine societies. She was a veracious reader and especially loved reading great fiction. She loved spending time with friends and playing bridge. She was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational, Vermilion, and the Unity Church of Delray Beach, FL.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John T. Trinter of Vermilion; son, Stephen Michael (Ann) Trinter of Eden Prairie, MN; daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Lisa" Trinter of Vermilion; grandchildren, Paige and Cole Trinter; and sister, Gail G. (Smitty) Haller of Rocky River.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur J. and Jean D. (nee Dunham) Gerhart.

The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 from 10 am until the time of a Memorial Service at 11:30am at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. The Reverend David Zerby will officiate. Private interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Unity Church of Delray, 101 NW 22 Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444; Ritter Public Library, 5680 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, OH 44089; or the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace, Nancy.

Posted by Tom Claffey    December 19, 2017

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

Posted by Lee Oxley - Woodbury, MN - Family Friend   December 19, 2017

Our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by The Staff of Riddle Funeral Home - Vermilion, OH   December 13, 2017

Our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Carol & Kent Tarrier - Vermilion7w - Friend   December 07, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with John and his family. Nancy was a great neighbor of ours for many many years. She made the best Caesar Salad! It was authentic ! Her cheerful smile will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She's going to make a great angel!

Posted by Isabelle and Len Chamberlain - Ft Pierce, FL - Friend   December 06, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and you. Nancy will be missed by all that knew her. P/C Roger McCoy and Bernie, VBC

Posted by Bernie and Roger McCoy, P/C VBC - Lakewood, OH - Friend   December 06, 2017

Dearest John, Steve, Lisa and family, May the love and prayers of family and friends give you strength. Nancy's memory will live forever through all of your memories of the wonderful times you all shared. May God bless all of you

Kay and Tom Vishnia

Posted by Kay and Tom Vishnia - Copley, OH   December 06, 2017


Dear John, Steve & Lisa:
Our deepest condolence. As friends over the years, we have shared such beautiful memories of great time's, good food and great wines. We have watched our children grow, shared the loved of the water, you were one of the first couples we met when we moved to Vermilion in 1978. You will be in our prayers during the difficult time.

Posted by John & JoAnn Pinter - Friend   December 05, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by J    December 05, 2017

My dear Nancy,
What a beautiful friend you have been.
I shall miss you!
My love to you and your family.

Posted by Suzanne Makoben - Boca Raton, FL - Family Friend   December 04, 2017