Born in Hoboken, Mr. Trainor had been a resident of Newton, NJ for the past 14 years. He was a Navy gunner's mate during World War II, serving from age 17 to the war's end. He was also a Marines Corps veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1950 to 1954. Mr. Trainor began his career with the Englewood Police Department as a patrolman and retired as their chief of police. A parishioner at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Newton, Mr. Trainor was a member of the American Legion in Englewood and the New Jersey Police Chief's Association.
The son of the late James and Florence Ehlert Trainor, Mr. Trainor was also predeceased by his wife, Nancy. He was  survived by a daughter, Joan Sherman, of Englewood; two grandchildren, David and James Sherman; two brothers, Joseph and John Trainor, both of Branchville; and three sisters, Florence McCloskey of Denville, Madelyn Phiel of Kent, Wash., and Mary Marx of Newton.
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