William R. Trohoske

Born: Thu., Nov. 18, 1937
Died: Tue., May 9, 2017


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Fri., May 12, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Quinn Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., May 13, 2017
Location: Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

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William R. Trohoske, age 79, passed away peacefully on May. 9, 2017 after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 18, 1937, son of the late Robert and Sarah Jane (Hall) Trohoske.
Bill graduated from McDowell High School in 1955, where he excelled in sports, earning him the title “Pennsylvania All Around Athlete of the Year”. He attended Gannon College on a basketball scholarship, then going on to enlist in the U.S. Army, where he served 3 years. He began his career as a local small business owner, eventually retiring from the Thermoclad Company in 2002. At the age of 70, Bill became a PIAA football referee, an activity he enjoyed until October 2016. Throughout his retirement he enjoyed golfing and meeting his friends at the Sportsmen’s Club. He especially loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also loved his nieces and nephews like his own. His favorite times included family gatherings and spending time with his brothers, uncles, and friends. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Sportsmen’s Club, Erie Maennerchor Club, Elks Lodge, and American Legion.
In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Donald and their wives, Eileen and Betty, respectively, and sister-in-law Annette Fogleboch.
Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan (Fogleboch) Trohoske and their six children, Chrissie (John) Simmons, David Trohoske, Jill Trohoske, Linda Trohoske, Stephen (Yelena) Trohoske, and Julie (Jeffrey) Ambrose, along with his nine grandchildren, Christian, Rowen, Justin, Jeffrey, Chase, Cole, Artem, Margot, and Milla. He is further survived by his uncle and best friend Richard (Roszan) Trohoske, brothers and sisters in-law Jack (Mary Kay) Fogleboch, Robert Fogleboch, Susan Cappelletty, and William (Maryanne) Fogleboch, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends are invited to call the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th and Liberty St., on Friday, May 12,2017  from 2-5 and 7-9 PM and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Saturday at 10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Highmark Caring Place-Erie, 510 Cranberry St., Building 2, Erie, PA 16507.

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Robin & Tim Perino
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
No words can express how we feel, so sorry for your loss. We know exactly how hard it is to say goodbye to someone who has always played a huge part in your lives. Just know he will always be with you every day in your heart. Sorry we can't be there to say goodbye, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers always. Love you all ❤️❤️
Robin & Tim
Ashley & Raymond
Alex & Charity

Jeffrey Fogleboch
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Jeff Fogleboch.

Aunt Joan and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy in this difficult time. We have lots of great memories of Uncle Bill over the years, and he will always be remembered in our hearts. Please take comfort in knowing he is at peace. Jeff,Diane, Jeffrey and Jordan Fogleboch

Missy Beckler
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about all of you on this tough day and wish I could be there with you. Remember all the good times and memories. Those can never be taken away. Thoughts and prayers for you all today.
Missy, Chris, Kelsie & Brayden Beckler

Michael & Patty Hall
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
Joanie & family;
Patty & I were saddened by the passing of Bill. We know that he is at peace and with his parents and brothers.
One of my favorite memories of Bill was riding with him and his friend Whitey in a convertible, with the radio blasting WJET and singing along with the late 50s hits. I felt very "grown up"!
Bill was always friendly and considerate. We both enjoyed teaching his children at McDowell. We are sorry that family commitments prevented us from seeing everyone on Friday and Saturday.

--Mike & Patty

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