Gordon D. Troy

November 4, 1922 - February 8, 2014
Gordon D. Troy

Troy, Gordon D., 91 of Holiday, Florida passed away from vascular complications on February 8, 2014 at Medical Center of Trinity. Born November 4, 1922, son of Russell S. and Vera (Rowe) Troy. He was raised in North Grafton, MA where he studied physical education at Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts and was part of the graduating class of 1948.After serving in the Naval Air Corps during World War II, Gordon worked as a physical education teacher, basketball coach, and baseball umpire at Staples High School, Wesport, Connecticut, before changing careers and becoming a sales rep in the building products division of Flintkote Co, Binghampton, New York while residing in Vestal, New York for twelve years and then with ALCOA Aluminum Co, Fairview, New Jersey. Retiring in 1983 to Holiday, Florida from Midland Park, New Jersey after residing there twenty years. Gordon was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting trips to Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics and for over fifty years tirelessly served on the Board of Directors of agencies dedicated to advocating , for special needs children and adults in Broome County, New York ARC; Bergen-Passaic, New Jersey ARC and the Center for Independence, New Port Richey, Florida. He was a past president and treasurer of Forest Hills East Civic Association, and enjoyed tennis, golf, bowling, fishing, playing cards, cribbage, and bocce ball and visiting with many friends spread across the country. He was predeceased by daughter, Wendy M.. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marian D. (Atkins); daughters , Terry and Robin; son, James G. (“Jimmy”); granddaughters, Amanda Browne , Lisa (Rublino) Mamone; great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Center for Independence, INC, 8726 Old Country Road 54, New Port Richey, Florida 34653. Gathering of friends will be at 1pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014. Memorial service to follow at 3pm. He will be peacefully laid to rest at a later date in Bushnell, Florida at the Florida National Cemetery.


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  • February 14, 2014
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • February 15, 2014
    Array says:
    Your Dad was a wonderful friend and will be deeply missed.Our heartfelt sympathy to you all.Love,Wendell and Cecily

  • February 17, 2014
    Dinah Scram says:
    To our family ----- We are sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Gordon. We have many fond memories of our visits with him & Aunt Marion while they lived in New Jersey ---- Robert Jr. & I always looked forward to playing with Robin & Jimmy and all their playdoh toys. Our thoughts are with you during this time of sadness and transition -- our best to Aunt Marion.

    The Baileys - Pat, Dinah (Scram), and Robert Jr.

  • February 19, 2014
    Marcia Atkins says:
    I will always remember Uncle Gordon as a kind caring man. He and I both had taught Physical Education at one time I enjoyed talking with him about sports.

    My thoughts are with Marian Terry Robin Jimmy Amanda and Lisa. Peace be with you and know that I am proud to have had Gordon as my uncle.

  • February 19, 2014
    Array says:
    Terry I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, I know you were a wonderful daughter to him. I have been praying for all of you and know that God will bring you thru this difficult time. My verse for you is:
    John 14:1-4

  • February 21, 2014
    Array says:
    Dear Terry, I'm so sorry your Dad is gone. I know how much you loved him, my heart breaks for you. You are in your prayers. Love you. Nola

  • February 22, 2014
    Margery Cleveland says:
    Love and deepest sympathy