Reprinted from the El Dorado News-Times

Joseph Mark Trinca, 58, passed away peacefully in his home with his wife and two daughters at his bedside on Monday, June 16, 2008.

Joe was born on September 26, 1949 in Fulton, Kentucky to Peter Joseph Trinca, M.D. and Mary Jean Stahr Trinca. He grew up in El Dorado, Arkansas and graduated from Cascia Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Joe attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, entered the U.S. Army and served in the 101st Airborne Division as a medic during the Vietnam War. After being discharged, he moved to Houston, met his wife, Paula Taliaferro, and married on August 17, 1974.

For many years, Joe worked for Southwestern Bell and AT&T and went on to form his own company, Progressive Communications. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Community and participated in Parish retreats. He was very giving of his time and often volunteered in the community. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and travelling. He was devoted to his family and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

Joe is survived by his wife of 33 years, Paula Taliaferro Trinca; daughters, Kara Trinca Crumpler and boyfriend, B.J. Edwards, Kimberly Trinca, M.D. and husband, Nicholas Golde; granddaughter, Baileigh Jean Crumpler. He is also survived by his sister, Diane Pieroni and husband, August, brother, Samuel Trinca, D.D.S. and wife, Linda, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210. Please designate your gift to the Sarcoma Center.