Bill Trumpfheller of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker.
Bill Trumpfheller of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker.

Services were pending Sunday for Bill Trumpfheller, a noted public relations man and president and CEO of the San Diego agency Nuffer, Smith, Tucker.

Trumpfheller, 53, died Thursday night, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday

The public relations man was noted for his work in San Diego civic and social circles, including to the San Diego State University Alumni Association to CowParade La Jolla, according to the Union-Tribune.

The Union-Tribune reported that Trumpfheller died of cardiac arrest while in the San Bernardino mountains with his family, according to a statement issued by the company.

Trumpfheller is survived by his wife, Nola Trumpfheller, and two daughters.

According to the Union-Tribune report, Nola Trumpfheller issued a personal statement on Saturday, saying, “As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for our family, the NST team and the countless others who knew, respected and loved Bill.”

“We are all navigating this tragedy the best we can, and I am working closely with the NST team, which in many ways is an extension of our own family,” she added.

Trumpfheller joined Nuffer, Smith, Tucker as an intern in 1986 and became its president in 2000, the Union-Tribune reported.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.