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Harry Trainor (Jerry Garcia)

Aspen, CO Colorado

While he was visiting Las Vegas, Harry Trainor developed a severe illness. He struggled for two months in the hospital, but lost his battle and passed away on Nov. 24, 2009 in Las Vegas. He was 60.

Harry was born in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 22, 1948 to Agnes and William Trainor.

He grew up in D.C. and went to Gonzaga High School, where he was an honor student and a varsity debater. He went to Georgetown University and studied economics with honors. After graduation, he worked for the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. After a few years, he was nominated to and accepted a position at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome. While there he learned Italian, French and traveled extensively in Europe publishing several papers for the FAO.

He returned to the U.S. in the 1980s and set out for a career. He went to Los Angeles and studied film and screen writing, and successfully wrote several screen plays. He traveled to the West and settled in Aspen and Glenwood Springs.

His is survived by brother Bill Trainor; sisters Anne Viviani and Agnes Maroshek and their families, and extended family of cousins and friends.

A memorial was held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12, 2009.


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