DELHI - Marjorie Ann Oliver Trelease passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the age of 88.
As a lifelong resident of Delhi, she graduated from Delaware Academy in 1948. She participated in many school sports and clubs and as secretary of her class would go on to help organize (and enjoy) her class reunions until she lost her sight in 2015.
She grew up helping in her parents' diner and then worked at Security Mutual Fire Insurance Company from 1948 to 1955.
She was an active member of the United Ministry Church, where she sang in the choir for more than 50 years, and was an assistant at the church play school. She also spent many years volunteering at the Delaware County Infirmary and at O'Conner Hospital. She liked to spend Friday nights helping out at the Delhi Village Fair on the Square.
Marge was the daughter of John C. Oliver and Letitia Simmons Oliver Scrimshaw.
She is predeceased by her brothers, Arthur Oliver (Virginia Oliver), John Oliver (Barbara Oliver); her sister, Arlene Oliver Hood (Douglas Hood); her loving husband, William H. Trelease, who she married in 1953; and her stepfather, Roy Scrimshaw Sr.
Family was always important to Marge and she enjoyed hosting holiday dinners and parties.
She will be forever remembered by her stepbrother, Roy Scrimshaw (Sally Elliott Scrimshaw); her children, William H. Trelease Jr., (Marjorie Elliott Trelease), Donald Trelease (Michele VanTyle Trelease), and Claudia Trelease Weber (Jerry Weber); grandchildren, Rosalynn Trelease, Melanie Trelease Coleman (Jacob Coleman), Hillary Trelease (Wyatt Green), and Aaron Trelease (Natalie Carter Trelease; great-grandsons; Brycen, Blaine and Brock Coleman and Rowan Green; and her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In her spare time, Marge liked to read, sew, tackle house projects, refinish furniture, garden and help her family with their projects. Her love of life, kind heart and contagious laugh will be missed by all.
A memorial service will be held at The United Ministry Church of Delhi at 1 p.m., Friday, March 2, and a time to share memories with family and friends will follow. Committal service will be this spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delhi Fire Department, charity of one's choice or funding for cancer research.
Share condolences with the Trelease family online at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on February 25, 2018