John Trumper, a former President of FPDC,  has died following a short illness.

John Trumper and his brother Brian established  Trumper Bros in  Sparkhill, Birmingham, in 1970. They worked on many prestigious buildings throughout the Midlands.

One of their notable contracts was the restoration of the Shakespeare Memorial Room at the Birmingham Library. Trumper’s reinstated all the plasterwork after the original room had been dismantled in 1974 and placed in boxes and kept at the Sheepcote Street depot of Birmingham City Council.  When the Library of Birmingham was rebuilt in 2013, the Shakespeare Memorial Room was relocated again and became a winner at the FPDC Plaisterers’ Awards in 2013.

John attended the FPDC Plaisterers’ Awards in February this year and was extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with so many old friends and also present the  Fibrous and GRG New Build award. He was a champion of the plastering industry and will be greatly missed.

John leaves a brother Brian, sister Diane, daughter Karen, son Michael and grandchildren Charlotte, Harry, Rachel. The funeral will be held at St Mary and St Bartholomew Church, Hampton in Arden, on Tuesday 27 May 2014 at 3:30pm.