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Vincent Michael Trebus

Vincent Michael Trebus found peaceful, anointed rest at Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur, Missouri on July 7, 2020. Born October 11, 1956, Vince was a St. Louis boy through and through–alumnus of St. Casimir, Rosary High, and Columbia University in New York. He grew up a star athlete, a prankster and protector of his cherished siblings, an avid outdoorsman, chef, fixer-upper, gardener, and sports fan. Vince was a devoted father, uncle, brother, and son, and was renowned as a compassionate oncology nurse. His career as an RN led him to serve selflessly and dutifully for 26 years, giving his patients warm care and the same deep love he showed his own family. He changed and saved lives at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Anthony’s, and Siteman Cancer Center.

Vince is survived by treasured daughter, Alicia, and son-in-law, Marty; his dear mother, Rita; beloved siblings, Steve, Danielle, Paul, Tom, Rob, Rich, and Mary, and their spouses and children. He joins his father, Charles, in heavenly rest. A memorial mass and private family reception are to be determined in summer 2021, following a lifting of travel and gathering restrictions. In the interim, please celebrate his life by visiting and nurturing the sick, donating blood, lighting votive candles and offering prayers, and regularly telling your loved ones what they mean to you. You can also view a eulogy message and remembrance slideshow at www.vincetrebusmemorial.com

To honor Vince’s tireless service as a cancer nurse, memorials in his name can be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Siteman Cancer Center.

9 Comments

  1. Katie (Woodcock) Slane on July 10, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Alicia,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t know if you remember me but watching your video I remember you from
    Maryville! We worked in the peer tutoring office together! I am now an NP at Siteman where your dad was a treatment room nurse. I never knew you were his daughter. He was always quiet but very kind, and took excellent care of his patients.
    Katie (Woodcock) Slane



  2. Chris Roemer on July 10, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Alicia,
    I am so so sorry that you are going thru such a devastating loss. Your Father sounds like he is a wonderful, compassionate Soul.
    Something that got me thru losing my parents was the saying.
    ‘Death doesn’t end a Relationship, it just changes it” from Mitch Album. I talk to my parents everyday, and it’s been over 20 years.
    I Am sending you a hugs that feel like a corset and holding on to you.
    You are such a special human being, your Dad wouldn’t have left unless he had to. I know it doesn’t make it any easier.
    🙏❤️Chris



  3. Alison Warren. on July 10, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Such a wonderful tribute Alicia. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you ❤️



  4. JOHANNES WICH-SCHWARZ on July 11, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Alicia,
    Thinking of you. I’m so glad your dad lived to see you and Marty get married. And I will always remember him fondly as a role model for safe driving and taking care of one’s vehicle……:)



  5. Mary Lou Walsh on July 11, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Alicia:
    What a beautiful life well lived. Treasure those happy memories of your Dad. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family!
    Mary Lou Walsh



  6. Rhonda Drake on July 14, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Alicia, I knew your father as a patient at Siteman. I am still in treatment, but I wanted to tell you that your tribute to your father was beautiful and moving. I knew nothing of your father’s personal story until now, but I could tell from his care for his patients that he was the consummate professional. My own father passed due to cancer in 2008 and I think of him every day. Always something makes me think of him and causes me to hear his voice in my own head. Please accept my heart felt condolences. I am sure he was and still is very proud of you.
    Rhonda Drake



  7. Pat Reiter on July 15, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Alicia, Very sorry for your loss. Your tribute was very moving. Your father was a friend of my brother Mike and myself. We went to St.Casmir and Rosary High School together. I remember your dad as intelligent, funny and driven. Always fun to be around. A great guy and a kindred soul. My prayers go out to all of the Trebus family. Pat Reiter



  8. Alice Trebus on July 16, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Alicia, I am so sorry you and Marty have to endure the loss of another loved one so soon–your father, no less. I am always here for you in any way you may need me. You’re both always in my prayers (as is the kitty-cat). May you find peace in God’s promises + the soon return of His Son, Jesus. Love, your mom.



  9. Angelia on July 21, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I’ve been a patient at Siteman for 7 plus years. Vince gave me treatments many times. He was always kind and caring and I was shocked to hear that he passed away. What a special person he was, He will he missed. Hugs and prayers to your family. ❤️



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