July 15, 1998
OBITUARY - MELVIN TRIMBLE
1930 - 1998
Saratoga resident Melvin TRIMBLE died June 13 at age 67.
TRIMBLE was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa, on Sept. 31, 1930, and attended Iowa State University. He was an engineer and
founded Perimeter Products Inc. His family describes him as humble man who did not flaunt his talents. TRIMBLE was an
inventor, woodcraft designer, photographer and astronomer and was knowledgeable in computers, art, jazz and fine wine. His
passions included family life and auto racing, particularly sponsoring his grandson in small car racing.
Survivors include wife of 47 years, Mary Jo TRIMBLE of Saratoga; daughters and sons-in-law Lesa and Douglas ZUEHKLE of
San Jose and Leann and Richard BROWN of Alameda; son and daughter-in-law Charles and Sue TRIMBLE of San Jose;
grandchildren Michael, Tracy and Shannon TRIMBLE and Kate BROWN; and sister Mildred NICHOLS of Mount Ayr.
A memorial service has been held. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009
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