John Bowman (“Bo”) Trumbo

Staff Written Obituaries

John Bowman (“Bo”) Trumbo, a financial consultant with Trumbo Capital Management, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Winter Park, Florida. He was 62.

Bo was the son of the former Carolyn Nell Rich and Robert B. Trumbo, whose families moved from Georgia and Ohio to Orlando in the 1920s. Bo was born on April 6, 1956 in Durham, North Carolina, during his father’s tenure as a resident in thoracic surgery at Duke University Hospital. After the Trumbos returned to Orlando in 1958, Bo attended local public schools, then entering Tulane University, where he was awarded a degree in Economics in 1978. Bo was an athlete and student leader, holding several organizational positions while at Tulane, including President of ATO fraternity.

Bo’s life was a testimony to friendship. Few met him without experiencing the warmth of his smile, sense of humor, and rapt attention. He acquired a home in Madison in 2015 and made many friends here.

Bo was diagnosed in late December of 2017 with an incurable brain condition. In the ensuing 11 months, Bo conducted himself with dignity and grace under the most trying of circumstances.

Survivors include Bo’s beloved daughter, Katherine Trumbo Newberg (Todd); grandchildren, Francine Carolyn Newberg and Philip Harvey Newberg; sisters and brother, Carol T. Hansen (Jim), Robin Lynn Trumbo, Julie T. Northlake (John) and Robert B. Trumbo, Jr. (Wendi); and nine nieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Orlando, Florida, on November 27.

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