Bert Trien

Obituary of Bert Trien


Bert J. Trien passed away on June 29, 2017 at his home in Indian Lake, Denville.  For 59 years he lived every day to the fullest; sharing much love and laughter with all who knew him.

Born in Newark, NJ, he later moved to Livingston, where he met his wife Vicky Trien (Scholl) in 1982. He graduated from Boston University and received a Masters of Science in Taxation from Seton Hall University.  He later moved to Denville, where he opened his own practice as a Certified Public Accountant and raised his family for the past 33 years.

Bert never took life for granted and enjoyed every moment he was given. He was a Jets fanatic, being a season ticket holder, and never missed watching a Yankees game.  He was well known in his community as a past President of the Indian Lake Community Club, and if it was a beautiful day, you could find him out on his boat or tending to his garden. Above everything he was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.  Bert was a true family man. He coached Mike and Stacey's sports teams and was always there to give the best advice.  Bert and Julie looked forward to watching Family Feud and The Bachelor every week together.  He also loved taking his family out to dinner at Riviera Maya or the Rockaway River Barn and reminiscing about old stories. He has left a legacy that his family will pass along and cherish forever.

Bert is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Vicky Trien; adoring children Stacey Errico (Chris), Mike Trien (Jenna) and Julie Trien; parents Donald and Ellen Trien; siblings Scott, Drew and Cathy (Dan) Trien; nieces and nephews Rebecca, Daniel, Robert (Haley), Keaton and Cali and many other dear relatives and friends.

Friends and family may visit on Saturday, July 1 from 1-5 pm at the Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville. At 4 pm, guests will be invited to say a few words of remembrance about Bert.  Near and dear to his heart was his daughter, Julie, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Julie’s Education and Care by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.  Please share a memory or leave a condolence for the family.