Haverhill — Dhimitraq Trebicka, 77, of Haverhill, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House after a brief illness.
Born in Albania, May 9, 1936, he was the son of the late, Kristo and Eftimi (Faberi) Trebicka. Educated in Albania, he was a gifted artist. He taught at university, high school and grammar school levels during his career in Albania and served as the director of the Gallery of Fine Arts.
Immigrating to the United States in 1993, he and his family first lived in Boston for a while and then settled in Haverhill. He continued his painting until recently, and his artwork was exhibited throughout the area including Boston and Newburyport.
He leaves his beloved wife of 45 years, Mellpomeni (Kote) Trebicka, of Haverhill; two sons, Brian Trebicka and his wife, Annei, of Andover, and Etrit Trebicka and his wife, Angela, of Haverhill; four cherished grandchildren, Kevin, Jason, Kaycee and Ryan Trebicka; two brothers, Mishel Trebicka, of Quincy, and Thoma Trebicka, of Las Vegas; a sister, Dorthi Lapanxa; a sister- in-law, Aferdita Trebicka, of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Anesti Trebicka, in 2012.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Route 125, Haverhill. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with burial to follow in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.