William E. Trolio
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88, of Dennison, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Aultman Hospital in Canton after a brief illness. Born November 3, 1924 in Dennison, he was a son of the late Cesare Peter and Elvira (Bompadre) Trolio and of his stepmother, the late Elisa (Pomanti) Trolio-DiRemigio, who raised him like her own after the death of his mother at an early age. A lifelong resident of Dennison, Will was a graduate of Dennison High School in 1943 before proudly serving his country in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church in Dennison throughout his life. Will was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and was a past Commander of the Dennison Knights of Columbus. He was also active in the Dennison Italian American Club for many years, having served as the President, and was instrumental in the purchase of the Twin City V.F.W. facility while he served as the post's Commander. Will retired from Republic Steel after 30 years of employment. He had previously worked for the local railroad industry for over a decade, spending five years in the Railroad Engine House and five years on a line gang for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Will was the owner and operator of Trolio Brothers Grocery in Dennison and Dover Gulf Station in Dover for a number of years, as well.
On July 29, 1957, Will married the former Dolores M. Camarra with whom he enjoyed 55 years of marriage until her passing on Sept. 27, 2012. They are survived by two daughters, Marisa Ann (William Jr.) Ziegler of Canton and Gilda Ann (William) Shernoff of Beverly Hills, Calif.; and grandchildren, David Ziegler of Canton and Summer Shernoff of Beverly Hills. Will is also survived by two brothers, Alex (Joanie) Trolio of Wilmington, Del. and Henry P. (Marina) Trolio of North Olmstead, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Edna Camarra; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Jennifer Randal, Diana Trolio and Steven Trolio to whom he was especially close. In addition to his parents, stepmother and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph Trolio, and sisters, Helen Oliver and Glida Trolio.
In accordance with Will's wishes, he has been cremated without a public visitation. A memorial mass, officiated by Father Jeff Coning, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, in Immaculate Conception Church in Dennison. Interment will follow beside his beloved wife in St. Mary's Cemetery near Dennison. Those wishing to honor Will's memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to
, in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Times Reporter on May 11, 2013