Chapter Eternal: Walter Elliott Trainor, III, Nevada-Reno ’60

Dec 12, 2011

DELTA IOTA (Nevada-Reno) — Walter Elliott Trainor, III (Nevada-Reno ’60), affectionately called Buzz by family and friends, lost his battle with mesothelioma on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Born on September 30, 1941 in Sacramento, CA, where he spent his elementary school years, he moved to Truckee, CA, where he attended high school and went on to attend the University of Nevada in Reno on a football scholarship. However, he soon found the social side of college was more fun than football. He was a loyal member of Alpha Tau Omega at UNR, and he treasured the bonds and friendships that were formed during that time. There he met his future wife, Diane, and they shared over 44 years of marriage.

Buzz joined the Stockton Fire Department in 1967. He moved through the ranks of the Department as a firefighter, paramedic, captain, battalion chief, division chief, and ultimately retired as Deputy Chief. He was extremely proud of his career and loved his job, retiring in 1998.

After relocating to Graeagle, the game of golf became his new career. Buzz loved to describe his hours on the golf course with friends and the Bandits in great detail, shot by shot, hole by hole. He was happiest when he was with friends and family, laughing and telling stories, whether it was recounting his days on the fire department or the good old days at UNR.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011, at the Graeagle Community Church located at Highway 89 and Johnsville Road at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life will follow immediately at Longboard’s Restaurant at Plumas Pines Golf Course.

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