William Trachin 92 of Washington NJ passed away at his home August 6th 2021. Born July 5th 1929 in Franklin, NJ he was the son of the late John and Sophie Trachin.
He served with distinguished service in the 11th Airborne "Angels" division during WW2 and the occupation of Japan 1946-49. He was home a short time but was recalled to active service from 1950-53 during the Korean conflict.
After being discharged from the army he joined the Merchant Marines. Upon completing maritime engineering school he became a 1st Engineering officer and sailed during peacetime. The country called once again and he served aboard ships supplying ammunition to the troops in Vietnam from 1964-68.
Traveling all over the world he retired from the Merchant Marines in 1988. He was then employed by the state of NJ from 1988-1994 which became his final retirement
Willy, as he was affectionately called, was an avid fisherman who loved walking the streams and creeks in the summer and being out on the ice during the winter. He also loved taking his boat to nearby lakes and vacationing with family and friends at Lake Wallenpaupak.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Elaine, his son Bart, his "great" daughter Lynne, and grandson Erik Klausfelder all of Washington, NJ. His granddaughter Emily Klausfelder resides in St Louis Park, Minnesota while a brother, John, lives in Florida. And he is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Nicholas Rusin, Helen Freeland, Pauline Peer, and Olga DeGerolamo.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in William's name to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Warren Hills Memorial Home. To send an on-line condolence please visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com
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