Earl Robert Trievel, Jr., D.O., 77, recently of Wernersville, but formerly of Lionville, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was the son of the late Earl Trievel, Sr. and Carrie Musser, and loving and devoted husband to Sherry Trievel, to whom he was married for 37 years. In addition, Dr. Trievel served as an amazingly supportive and positive role model to his children Bill (Roya), Tara (Sam), Graham, Tiffany (Doug), and Trena, as well as seven grandchildren (Ashley, Kiernan, Sofia, Lyla, Mila, Billy, and Brad) and 2 great-grandchildren (Brayden and Connor). Above everything, Dr. Trievel enjoyed spending his time with his family and seeing them flourish and grow.
Many will remember Dr. Trievel from the family practice he owned and ran in Lionville, PA, and as a pillar to the community for over 50 years. An accomplished doctor, he was Director of Anatomy at Philadelphia College of Medicine, a member of the Anatomical Board of the Commonwealth of PA, staff member of Chester County Hospital, Brandywine Hospital, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he campaigned for Chester County Coroner.
Earl recently was recognized by PA’s State Senate for his years of loyalty and service as he demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the health and wellbeing of his patients and his community.
Originally from Reading, PA, and from humble beginnings, Dr. Trievel was able to become a self-made man despite many obstacles. He learned to farm and build homes in his early years, but eventually he followed his heart to practice medicine and dedicated his life to helping others. In his younger years he served as a beach patrolman at Wildwood by the Sea, New Jersey, along with many other jobs that he worked in order to put himself through medical school. He joined the military during the Vietnam War era and served as a medic in Philadelphia. His desire to help out during such a time and his experiences as a patrolman made him recognize his mission in life to help those around him.
He went on to dedicate his life to running his practice tirelessly by caring for the patients for whom he truly loved and felt so lucky to have been able to care for. He was an old-school family doctor in the truest sense with an excellent bedside manner and an accuracy for diagnosing his patients.
Due to recent health concerns, a public memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Trievel wanted all contributions to be made as a tax-deductible donation to the Trievel Autism Center located at 1 North Bacton Hill Road, Suite 105, Frazer, PA 19355.