Anton Peter Trumm, a lifelong resident of Rye, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on July 21, 2017, after a courageous battle against Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Several months earlier, he underwent a bone marrow transplant, which proved unsuccessful. He was 58 years old.

Peter, as he was known, was born to Anton and Patricia Trumm on February 24, 1959. After graduating from Rye High School, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford.

Mr. Trumm was co-owner of Ridge Door Sales, a longstanding garage door business in Rye. In addition to being an accomplished carpenter and mechanical genius, he was an avid boater and fitness enthusiast.

“‘We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time’ was his philosophy,” noted his wife Michele.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother; his daughter Samantha and her husband Philip LaGamma; his three sons: Charlie, Jesse, and Peter Jr.; his sisters, Nancy Trumm Hughes and Susan Trumm Weaver and their families; and his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy.

Donations in Peter Trumm’s memory may be made to SUNY Maritime College (

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