Michael John Trew, 26, of Paducah died Sunday at his home.
Michael was born August 16, 1986, in Denville, New Jersey, and lived in Lake Hopatcong, N.J., through his sophomore year in high school. He graduated from Graves County High School in 2004. Michael was a 9 year member of Boy Scout Troop 111, achieved a brown belt in karate, and played the guitar. He was a cook at Steak-Out Restaurant and was a head referee for the Radioactive City Roller girls. He is best known as “Strange But Trew”, the founder of “Don’t Try This At Home,” a side show in which he performed a variety of stunts at local events including Down Town After Dinner and Talon Falls.
He is survived by his father, Martin Trew, and wife Kathleen of New Jersey; his mother, Kathy Pruiksma Baker of Paducah; his sister, Sarah Trew of Paducah; his girlfriend, Kelsey Doyle of Paducah; his grandmothers, Eileen Pruiksma and Dorothy Trew; and many aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.
Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Nicholas Pruiksma, Frederick Trew; and step-grandmother, Hilda Trew.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with his uncle, Gary Pruiksma, presiding. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Easter Seal Center, 801 North 29th Street, Paducah, KY 42001.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.