In Loving Memory of
Ronald P. Trothier
Ronald P. Trothier, 80, of Titusville, was born on July 24th, 1939 in Bristol CT, Ronald passed away on the evening of February 24th in Titusville. Ronald was not only a loving husband to Sandra H. Trothier, but her best friend.
Ronald is survived by three loving children, Jeffrey S. Trothier and his wife, Adrienne, Stacy T. Brennan, and her husband Jeffrey, Jay J. Trothier and his wife Jocelyne. Ronald and his wife Sandra have four granddaughters to whom referred to their grandfather as the “Grand Poobah”, which led to four out of six great grandchildren to do the same. Ronald’s sister Lauren Bendza, along with several others including step-grandchildren are located throughout CT and FL.
Ronald worked as a supervisor for 30 years at division of General Motors located in Bristol, CT. He enjoyed boating, hunting, RVing, with his family and riding on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle with his wife Sandra. After 30 years with GM, Ronald retired and traveled with his wife has snowbirds from the snowy winters of CT, to the sunny state of Florida, eventually settling permanently in Titusville, FL.
Ronald was also an avid reader and looked forward to going to the bookstore for his next batch of books. He was a long standing member of the Elks for 50 years in which he and Sandra participated in several events each month.
If anyone knew Ronald, he had a passion and love for the Navy, he would tell his children of his worldly travels in the Mediterranean Sea, such as Italy, France, and Monaco. Ronald was in the service from 1958 to 1962 aboard the USS Des Moines (CA-134) which was the lead ship of the class of United States Navy heavy cruisers. She was the first ship in the United States Navy to feature the auto loading Mark 16 8-inch/55 caliber gun, the first of its type in the world, and the second ship of its name in the U.S. Navy.
Ronald was a standing member of the FRA and looked forward to his meetings and social events with his follow members every month. He was honored to remember, reminisce about not only the Navy, but all Veterans and Military services. He proudly carried a piece of the ship’s wooden decking in his binder, which was given to him has a gift from a family member.
Service is to be celebrated on Wednesday, March 11th at 2:30 pm at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL. Military honors for Ronald will be rendered.
“The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.”
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Donations can be made to: FRA Branch 263
c/o Dennis Herring
5693 Chicory Dr.
Titusville, FL 32780
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