Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Location: Isaiah Chapel
Cemetery: New Montefiore Cemetery
Notes: George A. Trief, 94, passed peacefully on September 14, 2019, with loving family members by his side. He was born in the Bronx on January 19th, 1925. He married Dorothy Trief, his beloved wife of 65 years, on April 11, 1954. They settled in Dorothy’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where they raised their three children. In their retirement years, they spent the summers upstate New York and the winter months in Delray Beach, Florida. Eventually, they lived year-round in Florida and welcomed frequent visits from their children and grandsons. George was an avid fisherman, who loved fishing the plethora of majestic rivers and lakes in tranquil Delaware County, nestled deep in the Catskill mountains. He was the quintessential outdoorsman; early morning trout fishing in renowned Junction Pool was his favorite pastime. He also developed a passion for genealogy in his later years, diligently tracing his family roots back to the small town of Mikulince, Austria. George was a true patriot, a World War II hero who spent three years of his life (from ages 18-21) in Manila and New Guinea, fighting for our great country. He loved sharing his war stories with his children and grandchildren; his 3-year experience overseas clearly left an indelible mark on him and his persona. Following his return to the United States, George became a New York City Police Officer, and served 20 years on the force, proudly retiring as a lieutenant. His time on the force afforded him the opportunity to help protect the citizenry of New York City, in the same manner that he safeguarded our country’s freedom during WWII. George will be sadly missed by his wife Dorothy, of Delray Beach, Florida; his son Frank Trief and daughter-in-law Suzy Trief, of Stamford, CT; Frank and Suzy’s sons, Jarrod and Jordan; and his son Steven Trief and daughter-in-law Beth Trief, of Randolph, N.J., and their son and daughter. George will always be remembered as an incredibly kind, humble, and selfless man who absolutely adored his family, and always subjugated his own interests and welfare for the interests, desires, and betterment of other peoples’ lives. He was the ultimate giver, who redefined the true meaning and significance of selflessness and unbridled humility. He was simply a titan of a man. He is predeceased by his beautiful and loving daughter, Joyce Trief. Shiva will be held at the residence of Frank and Suzy Trief, 11 Wildwood Road, Stamford, CT 06903, Wednesday (9/18/19) from 4:30-8:00 p.m, Thursday, and Friday (9/19/19-9/20/19), from 4:00-8:00 p.m.