Paul Edwin Troutman, 72, of Gordon, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019
surrounded by his family at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a
year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Butler Township on February 6, 1947 and raised in Taylorsville, he was the son of the late Whalen E. and Genevieve (Dechant) Troutman.
He was the husband of Cathy (Dando) Troutman. They married on September 18,1971.
He graduated from Tri-Valley High School, Class of 1964, and later enlisted
in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970 where he served on the USS
Enterprise, the nation's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, during the
Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, Paul obtained a degree from
McCann School of Business and was employed by the Pennsylvania House of
Representatives from 1972 to 1975. He worked as a Court Reporter at the
Schuylkill County Courthouse, Pottsville, until his retirement in October
2010. During that time, he also started his own freelance court reporting
He was a member of the VFW Post 8206, Citizens Fire Department, Gordon,
Ashland Good Fellowship Club, and the Little Pine Acre Lodge (English
Center, Lycoming County) where he enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing and
playing cards. He served as a Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter Education
Instructor for a number of years. He had been a Little League Coach and
Manager in Ashland and cherished watching his children and grandchildren
play sports at North Schuylkill, Cardinal Brennan and Tri-Valley High
Schools. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles fan
and enjoyed attending Penn State Nittany Lions Football games every year.
In addition to his wife Cathy, Paul is survived by his loving children,
daughter Jennifer, wife of Steve McGrath, Ashland; son, Nicholas, Gordon; a
stepson William Kaufman, Texas; his cherished grandchildren Tyler, Jonas and
Libby McGrath and Jeffrey Kaufman. He is also survived by his uncle Robert
Earl Wagner Sr., Nescopeck; aunt Nancy Wolfgang Levittown; and cousins,
Family and friends are invited to Christ's United Lutheran Church, 437
Airport Road, Ashland, from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, funeral service
begin at 11 a.m. Internment will be at Ft. Indiantown Gap at a later date.
The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St, Ashland, has been
entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial
contributions to the Tri-Valley Athletic Fund, High School Office, 155 East
Main Street, Hegins, PA 17938 and/or the Christ's United Lutheran Church,
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