Martha M. Trumbower

Oct 8 1938
Oct 15 2019
81 Years
Denver, Pennsylvania

Martha M. Trumbower, 81, of Denver, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  She was the widow of the late Percy  C. Trumbower, Jr. who died in 2006. They shared 44 years of marriage together. Born in Valley Township Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Walter W. Dunlap and Pearl Beatrice Brown Dunlap and her late stepmother who raised her Nell Dunlap.

For the first 16 years of Martha's life, she was born and raised on the Hedrick's family dairy farm in West Bradford Township, Downingtown, Pa.  While on the farm, she loved her pony, Champ and her dog Ted.  Martha was  a 1956 graduate of the Downingtown High School. She was employed by the family owned Dunlap's Grocery Store in Thorndale for 21 years later Al's Steaks and Subs in Thorndale and later retiring from BJs Wholesale Club in Downingtown.

She is survived by two children; Martha M., wife of Daniel Painter of Denver, PA and Leon W. Trumbower of Honey Brook, six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children; Percy C. "Rusty" Trumbower, III and Lois E. Castetter.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at


Sad news, my condolences to Dolly, Leon and family members. Janey

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Dolly, Leon, and family.   I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing but thinking of her and the memories makes me smile.    What a wonderful women and even though I hadn't seen her for such a long time, I was so blessed to have shared so many things with her including laughs in my earlier years.  She was a mentor and like a mother to many of us in our teenage years at Al's and made us part of your family.  She'll remain in our hearts and I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories of your mother. 

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Having known Percy, Leon, and their parents for years, we are deeply saddened by the passing of your mother. God Bless Martha, and may she rest in peace. You and your family are in our prayers! May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. Our most sincere condolences! Tony Formica & Family

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My condolences Dolly and Leon  , So sorry to hear of your mothers Passing.

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The Class of 1956 Downingtown High School sends our sincere sympathy to Martha's famiy on her passing. We lost contact with Martha after our 60th class reunion. Martha was a sweet person. Used to chat with her at BJ's to catch up on the class doings. So sorry to hear this sad news. DHS Class of 1956 Friends.

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