George Trubey


11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Assumption Catholic Cemetery
1380 Fitzgerald Road
Simi Valley, California, United States

Obituary of George Gaylord Trubey

The Trubey family wish to announce the passing of their father George “Gaylord” Trubey, at the  blessed age of 93. He passed after many years on Hospice at the lovely residential care facility  The Grand, in Simi Valley on November 21, 2023. 

Gravesite service will be held December 5, 2023, 11:00 am at Assumption Cemetery, Simi Valley,  CA. 

Gaylord was born and raised on a farm in Colon, Michigan, March 5, 1930, to George William  Trubey and Charlotte Mae Trubey (Ambs). He is preceded in birth and death by his older  brothers Bill and David. He attended Fordson High School, learning the trade of aircraft  maintenance by a female instructor. His love for all things aviation was reflected in the Piper  Cub he built at the age of 19. Gaylord entered the US Navy and served from 1950-1954. His  deployment on the Bay class escort aircraft carrier, USS Bairoko included the hydrogen bomb  tests in the Bikini atolls, March of 1954. (Castle Bravo) 

Gaylord met the love of his life, Rose Trubey (Kalapos) after returning home to Michigan from  his honorable Navy service. Rose worked in the same Detroit building and was friends with Gaylord’s father, William ( a US Veterinarian). William said, “Son, have I got a gal for you.” They  were married October 15, 1955 and have 5 children, Cindy (husband Joe), Bill, George (wife Liz),  Marianne (husband Dave) and Frank (fiancé Rita). Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren carry on Gaylord’s legacy. 

Gaylord continued in aviation running his own maintenance business in both Simi Valley (at the  old airport) and Van Nuys, CA. serving private aircraft owners and flight schools for over 30  years as GTA Aviation. He retired and loved to dapple with computers starting up a small  business helping new users to the world of computers (remember the Commadore?) 

The family would like to thank Rose Family Funeral Home, Faithful Hospice and The Grand,  Residential Care Facility, all of Simi Valley for their kindness. The family also appreciates the  ladies of the Vintage Paseo Senior Apartments for their prayers, friendship and kindness to their  Dad. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Hospice or St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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