Trevor, Rena 87, died Sunday morning, February 9, 2014, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. She was born in Chicago on June 21, 1926, to Salvatore and Catharine Yapelli Marcello. She attended Chicago public schools and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. On May 21, 1950, she married William D. Trevor, who from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s worked as a wire editor and copy editor at the Chicago American, the Chicago Daily News, the Arlington Day and the Chicago Tribune. A 57-year resident of Rolling Meadows, Rena was a journalist, a civil rights activist, a community volunteer and active in Democratic politics. From the mid-1970s to her retirement in 1991 she was head of the women's program at William Rainey Harper Junior College in Palatine. Among those who preceded her in death were her husband; her sister, Mimi Stafford; a niece, Cathy Stafford; and a cousin, Frank Savino. She is survived by her children, Richard (Arlene Fischhoff) of Oakland, CA; Domenica (Alvey Jones) of Ann Arbor, MI; James of Madrid; and Margaret of Oakland, CA; two grandchildren, Mimi Trevor and William Frank "Frankie" Trevor; her brother, Anthony Marcello, of Durand; and a beloved niece, Yvonne Stafford of Oak Park. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. A funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Colette Catholic Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the local Salvation Army or the Ministry of Care at St. Colette. 847-253-0224.
Meadows Funeral Home
3615 Kirchoff Rd Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 11, 2014