2017-07-19 / Obituaries

Mary L. Trump


Mary Lou Trump of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. passed away on July 13, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center. She is survived by her children, Charles, Conrad and Kirsten, their spouses, Susan, Kim and Billy, and her six grandchildren, Sammy, Rebecca, Michael, Hilary, Shaun, and Ari.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Samuel Trump III and her granddaughter Carolyn.

Mary Lou was born in Newtown, Conn., and was reared by her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Julia Loftus, in Bridgeport, Conn. She was graduated in 1949 from Lauralton Hall in Milford, Conn., and trained as a nurse at Canisius College and the Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. She later received her nurse anesthetist certification from St. Agnes Hospital School of Anesthesia Education in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1956.

She worked as a registered nurse in Buffalo, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore before coming to Berkeley Springs in 1959, to be the director of nursing at War Memorial Hospital. She also worked for many years as a nurse anesthetist at King’s Daughters Hospital and City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. Later, she and her husband owned and operated WCST radio in Berkeley Springs.

Active in the community, Mary Lou was a member of the Berkeley Springs State Park Historical Foundation, the Foxglove Garden Club, the Morgan County Economic Development Authority, the Women’s Club, the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a Girl Scout leader, a PASS program volunteer, and a PTA member.

Mary Lou enjoyed ice-skating, painting and ceramics, reading, traveling with friends, playing bridge and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Liberty & S. Washington Streets, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 5. Visitation will be at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on Friday, August 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Donations in Mary Lou’s memory may be made to the Berkeley Springs State Park Historical Foundation, c/o Arnold Stotler, CNB Bank, Inc., 101 N. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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