Louis Philip Troisi, 76, passed away at his home in Douglassville, PA, on December 22, 2021. He was the husband of Elaine Theresa (Stover) Troisi, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.
Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, on March 29, 1945, Lou was the son of the late Louis and Marguerite (Tate) Troisi.
Lou graduated in 1963 from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, PA, and joined the United States Army in 1965. While serving in the Army and on his 22nd birthday, Lou’s convoy drove over landmines which discharged and resulted in him being ejected from his jeep. Due to the severity of his injuries, Lou had to spend several months in the Army hospital in Japan, before being transferred to Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, PA. Lou was honorably discharged in 1967; the Army awarded him a purple heart for his courageous service. Lou was extremely proud of his time in the Army, and spent countless hours volunteering for the Southeastern Veterans’ Center in Spring City, PA, where he encouraged others by sharing about his experiences.
Lou started working at age 9 as a paperboy for the Philadelphia Bulletin. Later he rejoined the Bulletin as a distribution manager until their closing in 1982. Then Lou began his 20-year career working as the district manager of Time Warner Magazine, until his retirement in 2001. In his 40’s, Lou played on a softball team for about 5 years, and co-coached the AC Warriors Boys’ Basketball Team for several years.
Lou and his wife enjoyed numerous vacations, traveling all over the country. They took a number of trips with UnCruise Adventures, where they were able to whale-watch in Alaska, visit the Sea of Cortez, and heli-hike in British Columbia. While Lou and Elaine treasured the trips they spent together, they also have very fond memories of traveling with friends and family to Moosehead Lake and to Bar Harbor in Maine. Lou’s last trip to Moosehead Lake was with his brother on a very successful fishing trip.
Lou was an amazing husband, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, Lou is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Margaret Gausch, William (& Jeanne) Troisi, Judith Troisi, Jean Troisi, Joseph (& Debbie) Troisi; and many nieces and nephews and goddaughter.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Bayada Home Health Care for the compassion they provided to Lou over his last year. Lou appreciated the care given to him, and graciously gifted the staff with his beautiful handmade birdhouses.
We regret to inform you that due to the impending snow forecast and current Covid-19 outbreak, we need to cancel Lou’s Friday services at this time. A Life Celebration will be held in the spring. Kindly check back on Lou’s memorial page for updated service details. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lou’s memory to Southeastern Veterans’ Center, 1 Veterans Dr., Spring City, PA 19475. Please include “In Memory of Louis Troisi” on the memo line.