Eugene A. Trowbridge, I, 80, of Springville, passed away after a brief illness, on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Mercy Hospice, Scranton.
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He was born in Wyalusing, to the late John Truman, and Mable E. (Henninger) Trowbridge.
His wife of 51 years, Florence A. (Bell) Trowbridge, survives.
Also surviving, are his four sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene II and Valerie Trowbridge, Auburn Center, James and Tina Trowbridge, Auburn Center, John and Sheila Trowbridge, Jackson, Mo., David Trowbridge, Springville; 10 grandchildren and spouses, Michael (Connie), Philip, Maria, Elizabeth, Mardi (Doug), Mackensy (Joe), Patrick, Bobby (Carlye), Corey (Kendra), Devon (Alli); six great grandchildren, Kenzi, Paul, Madison, Katelin, Emily, Eve, brother, David Trowbridge, Erie; three sisters, and brother-in-law, Virginia Blaisure, Elk Lake, Louise Ackley, Great Bend, Elaine and David Glenn, Mulberry, Fla.; special sisters, Ellen Burns, and Alice Walsh, both of Montrose; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Ostrowski, Tunkhannock, Chris and Marilyn Bell, Sautee Nacoochee, Ga., Win and Penny Bell, Auburn Center; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Elsie Blaisure, and Dorothy Ellis; and brother, Jack Trowbridge.
Gene was a member of St. Bonaventure/St. Joachim Church, the Springville Vol. Fire Co., Susquehanna County Fire Police, the Boy Scouts, VFW Ayres-Stone Post #5642, and American Legion Rought-Hall Post #510.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He then worked at the Montrose Hangar Factory, prior to owning Avery's Hardware Store, after which he worked for Grow's Service. Gene was family orientated, and civic minded; always the first to the fire hall for an emergency, and willing to lend a hand to his neighbors day or night.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at the Holy Name of Mary Church, with Rev. Gerard F. Safko and Rev. David Betts co-celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Auburn Twp. Visitations was held Sunday at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with a Prayer Vigil Service at 5:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene's memory can be made to Baden Powell Council, Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 66, Binghamton, NY 13901; Springville Vol. Fire Co., P.O. Box 107, Springville, PA 18844; or to Northeast PA Hospice, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.
Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home - Montrose
232 South Main St. Montrose, PA 18801
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from June 29 to July 5, 2011