W. Thomas (Tom) Troxler passed away peacefully at his home in Arvada, CO on July 25th, four days after his 89th birthday bash celebration that included his five children, his caregivers, his wife and friends.
He was born in Gibsonville, NC but moved to the Washington, DC area at the age of 7. He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School and began a long road construction career with Contee Sand & Gravel and later with Brigham Day Co. and F.O. Day Company where he retired in 1998. After retirement, Tom volunteered with various faith-based organizations including the ELCA Mission Builders and Hope House Colorado.
Tom is survived by his wife, Diane Troxler [nee Potter], his sisters Roney Shawe and Virginia Wolford and brothers-in-law Mac Shawe and Benny Wolford, his five children, Frances Troxler and son-in-law Harvey Hayne, Tommy Troxler and daughter-in-law Debbie, Harry Troxler and daughter-in-law Donna, John Troxler and daughter-in-law Fran and Brenda Paradiso and son-in-law Joseph Paradiso, along with thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Tom is predeceased in his death by parents, John and Mae Troxler, his sister Nancy Troxler Floyd and his wife of 30 years, Shirley Graham Troxler.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 21st at 10:00 am at the Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield 350 Main St., Bloomfield, CO. Family and friends are invited to attend a Christian graveside service on Saturday, August 28th at 11 am at Laytonsville Methodist Cemetery at St. Paul Methodist Church, followed by lunch at the home of Tommy & Debbie Troxler 6112 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Hope House Colorado, 475 Benton St., Bldg. A, Arvada, CO. 80003.
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