Hubert C. Trego, Jr. “Buzzy” passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge on Tuesday, December 6, 2023, following a lengthy illness. Born on June 21, 1939, in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Hubert C Trego, Sr. and Marie Brannock Trego.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Starr Pritchett Trego of Cambridge, a sister, Linda T Wise and husband Laird H Wise, Jr of Ellicott City and Trappe, a nephew, Jason L Wise of Trappe, and two nieces Edith Carpenter of Annapolis and Patti Tieder of Taylor’s Island and several great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Mr. Trego is preceded in death by two sisters, Patsy T Carpenter and Shirley T Colburn.
Mr. Trego graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1957. He graduated from the now Salisbury State University (BA) and McDaniel College (MS). He was a beloved educator and administrator in Dorchester County Public Schools for over 30 years and is fondly remembered by his students for the relationships he established. He lived by the motto, “People don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care.”
A man of great faith, Mr. Trego was active in Grace Methodist Church, serving in many leadership roles for most of his adult life. Hubert led Baraca, an adult weekly Sunday school class aired on a local radio station for years. Many listened to the teachings and songs on the broadcast, his favorite of which to sing was Amazing Grace. Understanding the important role Baraca played in reaching those unable to attend church services in person, he and several colleagues continued the program during the very isolating and unsettling days of the pandemic.
Hubert led a life of service to the community he loved. He was on the City of Cambridge Planning and Zoning for 27 years. He was dedicated to enhancing the lives of others, as seen in his work of 27 years on the Commission on Aging Pleasant Day Adult Day Care. He took great joy in supporting them and providing meaningful activities, events, and trips.
Hubert’s lifelong hobby was trains, receiving his first as a young boy. Over the years, he acquired an extensive collection. He and his neighbor and friend, Bill Walker, assisted by Starr, created a massive train garden in the Trego garage, known as “B & B Trains.” Each Christmas for many years, family, friends, and the community were invited to this impressive display of twinkling lights, beautiful scenery, and little villages alive with the sights and sounds of all that make a Christmas magical. A hallmark was the recreation of the Portside waterfront and the Suicide Bridge Paddle Boat, now is displayed at the restaurant. Many families returned year after year, making it part of their family tradition. Hubert and Starr delighted in welcoming all, seeing the joy on the faces of young and old, and looking at the many names on the guestbook.
Hubert will be remembered for his big smile, warm heart, and love for his family and friends. He was always willing to lend a listening ear, a supportive voice, and a helping hand to those in need. His impact was profound, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of those he touched.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 12pm at Grace Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Pettit and Rev. Shelley McCollister officiating. Family will receive friends from 11am to 12pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Grace Methodist Church, P.O. Box 815, Cambridge, MD 21613. Arrangements are in the care of the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.