Obituary of Adolph A. Trinidad, Jr.
Adolph (Al) A. Trinidad passed away on September 2, 2018. He was the husband of Josephine Mary who predeceased him. He is also predeceased by his son William J. and sister, Sr. Ann Therese Trinidad, O.P.
He is survived by his daughter - in - law Coral, and grandchildren John, Stephen (Ashley), David and Chrisi (Andrew); as well as son John M. Trinidad, wife Charmel, and grandchildren Julie (Matthew), Michael (Nadine), and Jason, and great grandson Nathan.
Al was very active in the Church of St. Aedan in Pearl River, NY where he was past president and member of the Parish Council and a Eucharistic Minister for over 30 years. He provided communion to patients at Nyack Hospital for about 15 years. He was a past president of the Rockland County Vicariate Council and member for over thirty years as well as a vice-president of the Rockland County Respect Life Committee. He was one of two Rockland County members of the Vicariate Council that represented the Rockland Vicariate on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.
He was past president of Andrews & Clark, Inc., consulting engineers, and for 45 years a member of the firm and succeeding firms. He was responsible for planning and design of many highways and bridges throughout the Northeast. He had been a registered Professional Engineer in many states. He was a past president of the New York Association of Consulting Engineers and a life member of several engineering organizations. He graduated from the Columbia University School of Engineering with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering.
He was a past president of the American Bell Association and the author of four books on glass bells. He was also the author of many articles on glass bells for that association’s The Bell Tower magazine as well as for other collector publications.
Al was an active member of the National American Cut Glass Club and its Westchester Glass Club as well as the American Cut Glass Association and its Empire Chapter. He was also Vice President of the Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass Collector’s Club.
He was a member of the U.S. Army at the end of WWII and served for over 16 months in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place Tuesday September 11th at 10:00 AM at St. Aedan’s Church in Pearl River. Burial to immediately follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.
Visitation will take place on Monday September 10th from 4PM to 7PM at the Sorce Assumma & Shankey Funeral Home, 34 N. Summit Street, Pearl River, NY 10965 (845) 735-4849 www.sorceassummashankeyfh.com