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Harold G. Trott

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Harold G. Trott Obituary
Harold G. Trott, (92) of Jonesville, Michigan, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Fieldstone Assisted Living in Tecumseh, Michigan. He was born on October 26, 1924 in Leipsic, Ohio to Purl and Rozena Trott, both deceased. The family moved to the Reading, Michigan area in 1929. He attended and graduated from the Reading Community Schools in 1942.
He married Irene Hoopingarner and was fortunate to have been almost 60 years in that marriage. He is also predeceased by his brother and sister, Edwin Trott and Mary Dolson. He is survived by daughters, Sally (Steve) McKitterick, Santa Ana, CA and Susan (Darrin) Borders, Burbank, CA; son, Terry (Gina) Trott, Tecumseh; sister, Hilda Cornish, Reading; grandchildren, Jarrod (Amanda) McKitterick, Corona, CA, Jaime (John) Tucker, Lake Elsinore, CA, Adam (Valerie) Trott, Napoleon, Ian (Louisa) Trott, Waukesha, WI, Evan Trott, Tecumseh; step-grandchildren, Angela (Jean-Phillipe) Meerpoel, Milan, Hannah Jacobsen, Ypsilanti, Alyssa Salisbury, Eugene, OR; great-grandchildren, Devilynne McKitterick, Wyatt Tucker, Quinn, Emory, Logan and Riley Trott; nieces and nephews, Jean (Ed) Dahdah, Redondo Beach, CA, Becky Swaggerty, Rossville, GA, Kathy Guise, Reading, David (Carmen) Dolson, Coldwater, Max Cornish and Jeff Cornish, Reading and Larry Cornish, Reading.
He enlisted in the Navy, went to communications school in Honolulu, Hawaii and served as a radio communicator until honorably discharged after four years of service.
Harold then was admitted to Hillsdale College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. His professional teaching career included Cement City, Addison, Bloomfield Hills, and Fort Wayne Snider High School.
During the summer and week-ends he attended the University of Michigan and then graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in School Administration.
He then accepted the position as Superintendent of Schools at North Adams-Jerome Schools serving 16 years there. During his educational career he belonged to the various related professional organizations. After retiring in 1980 the Board of Education dedicated the Football Field which is now referred to as "Trott Field".
Over the years, he had a passion for participating in athletics during his high school, college, and retirement years. Recently, the 1949 Hillsdale College Hall of Fame baseball team, whom he was a member, received recognition.
His most favorite sport was golf. He qualified and played in two National Amateur events and two State and National Senior Olympic events.
Experience of being coordinator of a group nicknamed "Fiasco's" and another group "Tuesday Travelers Tour" covered a span of over 40 years.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Hampton Funeral Home in Hillsdale with the Reverend Paul Pickell officiating. A private interment with military honors will be held at Northlawn Cemetery in North Adams.
Friends and relatives, if they wish, may make memorial donations to the North Adams-Jerome Schools Athletic Booster Club.
Please visit www.hamptonfuneralhomes.com to sign the guest book and/or send a condolence to the family.

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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 19, 2017
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