Herman “Peewee” Trejo passed away peacefully on September 12, 2018 at his home in Tracy, California from Liver Cancer. Herman was born November 8, 1937 in Harlem New York and moved to California in 1959. He married his wife Ella Marlene Dupree on April 8, 1961. Peewee was a fan of the San Francisco 49ers and his beloved N.Y. Yankees.
Post retirement from the construction industry, Peewee enjoyed activities including: gardening, art (sketches, colored pencil…) and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Nevertheless, Peewee’s first love was music and he told of thousands of hours spent playing on the roof tops in Harlem; he loved playing his congas, timbale as well as other Latin percussion instruments such as the güiro and cowbells. He returned to his musical roots and resumed playing his congas. While living in Tracy, Peewee played with various local bands and musicians throughout the area.
Peewee had worked in the construction industry for over 40 years having worked on a variety of projects including freeways (MacArthur, 580 West “Dublin Grade”), Grove/Shafter and the Los Banos Delta-Mendota Canal. Construction also took Peewee to Washington D.C to work on tunnels. He proudly retired after working 30 years for Rudolph & Sletten as a Labor Foreman and Safety Coordinator. During his career at R&S Peewee was a part of many jobs which, included Intel (Robert Noyce Bldg.), Hewitt Packard and the Stanford (The Beckman Center). Although his greatest pride was being involved with the construction of the Monterey Bay Aquarium “where Peewee received a letter of recognition from Lucile Packard” and later the Outer Bay Wing addition.
Herman is preceded in death by his parents, Maria and Mauro Trejo, his brothers, Mauro & Rueben, his sister, Eden and grandson, Matthew. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ella Marlene, sons, Michael & Mark, daughter in law Terry and five grandchildren Justin, Jacquelyn, Lauren, Karina and Rebecca.