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Richard Joseph Trohaugh

Born: Thu., Jan. 13, 1944
Died: Mon., Nov. 30, 2020


At the family's request there will be no public visitation and burial will be private


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Richard Joseph Trohaugh, 76 passed away peaceful, surrounded by his favorite girls, at his home in South Buffalo Township on Monday, November 30, 2020 after a five year battle with cancer. He was born on January 13, 1944 in Pittsburgh to Joseph and Marie (Gaspare) Trohaugh. One of five siblings, he was born into a big, tight-knit family that loved being together and celebrating on any occasion. He graduated from Crafton High School in 1962 and joined the United States Navy later that year. He was stationed in San Diego aboard the USS Holmes County as an E-5 Electrician and served two tours to Vietnam. After his honorable discharge in 1968, he returned to Pittsburgh to continue his higher education at Penn-Technical Institute. He was offered an electrical apprenticeship at Golf Research and continued to work at the Harmerville facility with multiple employers, including Chevron, Baker Young, and U-PARC. He retired after 39 years in 2007 as Maintenance Supervisor for U-PARC. He married his wife of 51 years, Edie, in 1969 after being set up on a blind date that included a drive-in movie and dancing the night away. He proposed over the phone on Christmas while stationed in California. In 1973, Rich and Edie bought land in South Buffalo Township and spend nine months building their home together. Rich was a ‘Girl Dad’ before it was popular. When his baby girl, Lisa, was born in 1975 with so many challenges and disabilities, she became the center of his universe. When his other daughters arrived, he loved unconditionally, hugged constantly, and sat through countless dance recitals, softball games, musicals, Friday night half-time shows, and being ‘Mr. Fixit’ on a moment’s notice. He loved the Steelers, golf, fishing, traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC with friends and the annual fishing trip with his friends and nephews, to whom he was simply known as ‘Butch’. He loved serving in the Navy and took great pride in his service. Survivors include Edie (Smith) Trohaugh, daughters Kimberly (Darren) Fecich and Jamie (Joshua) D’Amico, five grandsons Noah, Lukas, and Evan Fecich; Brody and Hayden D’Amico. His siblings Gail (Joseph) Price, Robert Trohaugh, Kathy (Bob) Witkowsky, and sister-in-law Nancy (Donald) Trohaugh, sister-in-law Shirley (Randy) Marshall, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Michelle Trohaugh, a brother, Donald J Trohaugh, sister-in-law, Rebecca Trohaugh, two nieces, Cynthia Witkowsky Berg, and Amber Witkowsky The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Min Sun and his staff at Hillman Cancer Center at St. Margaret’s Hospital for their excellence in care. Also, thank you to Dr. Gabriel Andrews and his staff at Renaissance Family Practice, and to Good Samaritan’s Hospice for their care and compassion. At the request of Rich and his family, there will be no public visitation and a private burial will be held in Freeport Cemetery in Freeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to one of Rich’s favorite charities – The Wounded Warrior Project. Contributions can be made at: https://communityfundraising.woundedwarriorproject.org/campaign/In-Memory-of-Richard-Trohaugh

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Cindy Kocon
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Edie and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with Rich when he would come to to the office for his chemo treatments. He always smiled anytime he talked about his family. I always asked him if he saw the eagles and their nest on his way down route 28. He was always upbeat even though I knew he wasn't feeling well. My condolences and prayers for all of you. Cindy

Kimberly (McCurdy) Grech
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Eddie, Kim and Jaime I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. I have many memories of him and all of the times I saw him with all of you girls and how great of a father he was. I am praying for all of you during this time. Rich may you rest in peace.

Linnea Smith (Wagner)
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Edie and family,
I’m was so sorry to see this in the paper. I remember when you guys built your house and my occasional visits. I think the thing I remember most when I think of both you and Rich is the tender loving way you both had with Lisa. As a young girl it really influenced me. I think it’s her special needs kids are so very special to me now. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers

Love
Linn Smith (Wagner)

Shirley Baker
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Edie and family I am so sorry for your loss.

Lisa and Ike
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Edie; Kim ,Jamie and extended family,
Sending prayers for all during this difficult time. May the many memories you have comfort you.

Jennifer Menzietti
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Words cannot express my thoughts well so I will simply say how sorry I am to here of Rich’s passing. He was a good man and God truly blessed him with a great loving family. If you need anything, we are all just a few feet to a few minutes away. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

Kathy Astor (Seitam)
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
Edie and Girls,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Rich was a man who always had a smile on his face. He was never too busy to stop and talk. When I think back to growing up in our neighborhood, I think of Rich mowing the grass, while holding Lisa on his lap. You two always had time for my many visits...just to talk. Try to take comfort in all your memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Gary and Kathy

Jim & Margie Swartz
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
Edie, Kim and Jamie you have our deepest sympathy. Remember the old days when the girls played softball. Rich was a good husband and a great father. He loved you girls something you can cherish the rest of your life. Rest In Peace my friend.

Amy Sawyer
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
When Kim and I were roommates, he was always there to be supportive and showed up in so many ways. I will always appreciate the way I felt welcomed. Much love to the fam, my heart is with you. 💗

Rich Baker
   Posted Wed December 02, 2020
The Trohaugh Family
So Sorry to Hear of Butchie’s Passing!
I have many Fond Memories of the times
from Saint Philip’s, Crafton High School and
Just Growing up in Crafton and later Ingram
with Butch.(The best two Towns Ever to
Raise a Family!)
We were both in Viet Nam in the Navy about the
same time and Marie and My Mother would Worry
and Pray together!
Your Parents were Great neighbors for My Parents
on West Prospect Ave!
You have Mine and the Baker Families Deepest
Sympathy.
May Butch Rest In Peace!

Elaine Hamill Stewart
   Posted Thu December 03, 2020
Edith, So sorry to hear of your husband's death. May God bring you and your family peace and comfort at this time. Sincere sympathy. Elaine

Jan and Casey Moore
   Posted Fri December 04, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy.

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