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William John Troyanos Sr.

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William John Troyanos Sr. Obituary
William John Troyanos, 81 of Beverly Hills, Florida, died Thursday, January 20, 2016. Bill was born July 12, 1934 to Steven and Mary Troyanos, in New York City. Bill and his wife of 60 years, Dorothy, moved to Florida in 1991 from Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Bill spent his early life in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. He began his family when he married Dorothy in 1955, eventually moving to Boston in the early 1960's where he worked in construction and at Sammy White's Brighton Bowling Lanes. In 1967, the family moved to Sandwich, Massachusetts where Bill managed Dot and Bill's Village Center. Locals got to know him and his cooking, including his signature Pregnant Omelets. He also worked as a bartender and manager of restaurants and hotels including the Dan'l Webster Inn in Sandwich, Barnacle Bill's, Bert's Landing, the Governor Carver in Plymouth, MA, as well as the Holly Ridge Golf Course in Sandwich. He was beloved by many in his professional and personal life, and counted many people and acquaintances as close friends. Bill was also active in many clubs and organizations, and freely volunteered his time. He was a lifetime member of the Masons and also participated in the local neighborhood watch, and the Fishing Club.
He was a volunteer fireman and played Santa Claus numerous times for police, fire and other events. For the past 20 years, Bill was a Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer, comforting the patients. A US Navy Veteran, Bill served during the Korean War on the USS New Jersey as a signalman. He enjoyed bowling in several amateur leagues. He also loved golf, poker, cribbage and trips to Biloxi. Bill loved watching sports, especially his beloved New York Yankees.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, his brother Jerry Troyanos of Scottsdale AZ and sister, Theodora Thomas, of Texas. He is also survived by 3 sons: Christopher Troyanos and wife Joni of Norfolk, Massachusetts; William Troyanos Jr. of Denver, Colorado; and Andrew Troyanos and wife Debra from Forestdale, Massachusetts. Bill leaves behind 5 grandsons: Jason and Nick of Norfolk, Massachusetts, Stephen of Denver, Colorado and Wayne and Zack MacDonald of Sandwich, Massachusetts. He also leaves behind 1 granddaughter Anastasia and 2 great granddaughters Kimberly and Josie of Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Services will be held at the Beverly Hills Community Church Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10 AM. A reception will follow at the VFW Post 10087 Hall in Beverly Hills, Florida. Internment will take place Friday, February 5th at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make a donation to Hospice House 3350 West Audubon Park Path in Lecanto, Florida.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 26, 2016
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