Charles “Whip” E. Trella, 97 formerly of Monaca passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in his home of natural causes.
Born January 28, 1924, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Michaliscak)Trella.
Whip proudly served his country during WWII abroad naval ship USS Sloat 245 as a gunner’s mate. After returning home from the war, Whip went to work as a cement finisher. Through the years when traveling around Beaver County, Whip would always comment about the various places where he had done concrete work. One place in particular that he would always mention was the Bridgewater Bridge. Whip came from a family of 15 children and financially supported his mother who was widowed early on. His hard work afforded him to fulfill his dream of owning his own business. Along with another couple, Whip and his wife, Dorothy purchased the Monaca Inn. For over 25 years, they had the honor and privilege to meet so many wonderful people. Whip would hustle up and down the bar every morning taking care of his customers. On Fridays, everyone in Beaver County was at the Monaca Inn for their delicious fish dinners, mac and cheese, coleslaw and oh, how about those homemade pies !.
In addition to his parents, Whip was proceeded in death his brothers: John, Michael, Joe, Stanley, Paul, Pete, Walter, Henry, and Frank. His sisters: Sophie, Katie, Helen and Frances.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Kinney) Trella and a brother, Martin (Marie) of Monaca.
The family would like to thank the staff at Friendship Commons and Life Beaver County for their kindness and loving care.
Friends will be received on Sunday, Nov 14th from 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca where prayers will be offered on Monday at 9:30 am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10am at Mary, Queen of Saints (St John the Baptist Catholic Church), Monaca. Full military honors will be provided at 10:45 am by the Beaver County Special Unit in front of the church. Interment will take place later at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions be made in Whip’s memory to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
To share online condolences, view his video tribute, light a memorial candle, add photos, and other information, please visit Whip’s permanent memorial at simpsonfuneralhome.com.