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CAMILLE M. TROUTMAN, 72, OF POTTSTOWN Camille M. (Lichtenberger) Troutman of Pottstown died on Thursday, May 15, at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Troutman was 72. She was the loving wife of Thomas C. Troutman Sr., to whom she shared over 50 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Camille was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Cardinale) Lichtenberger. Camille grew up in Maspeth, NY. There she loved to roller skate, bowl, and watch baseball with her father. She was always a Yankees and Mets fan, and grew to love the Phillies. Camille was also known for having parties while her parents were away-and even getting caught a few times. She graduated from Dominican Commercial High School, NYC in 1959. In school she studied Business and wanted to become a court stenographer. She played piano, loved cars, and Elvis. Attending St. John's University for one year, she left college to join the banking world at Maspeth Federal Savings and Loan. It was then that she accompanied a friend to Fort Belvoir, VA, and went on a blind date with a young Army Engineer, Tom. They spent many weekends touring in his MG. They were engaged in May and married in October, 1963. Camille's wedding dress was custom designed and made by her mother. After the wedding and a honeymoon in the Poconos, Camille and Tom settled in Pottstown. Camille joined the Sanatoga Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and later became President of the organization. She led the organization to cater many events, and grew a strong social community by organizing bowling leagues, Ham and Turkey dinners, camping trips, parades, and New Year's Eve parties. A 50-year member of the Sanatoga Grange, Camille was also a long-time member of the Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society. As a young family, Camille, Tom and their kids traveled the United States. One of her fondest memories was meeting Johnny Cash at his office in Nashville. Camille dedicated her life to raising her three children. While she worked at Continental Bank, McDonald's, and Sanatoga Metal, she most loved the job of caring for the Sperow, Lemma, and Shirey children. Since the 1970's, Camille enjoyed her second home and friends in Ocean City, MD. She and Tom often hosted Fourth of July fireworks parties. The crab pot was always ready for the kids' catch of the day. Survivors include her husband, Thomas C. Troutman, Sr.; one daughter, Donna M. Humski and her husband Sasa of Horsham, PA; two sons, Thomas C. Troutman Jr. and his wife Jestine of Boyertown and William E. Troutman and his wife Sharon of Pottstown; one brother, William Lichtenberger Jr. of Westbury, NY, and seven grandchildren, Alec, Scott, Brad, Alexa, Zachary, Gavin, and Michael. She is also survived by Graycee, the dog. Relatives and friends are invited to Camille's Funeral Mass, Friday, 11:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 223 Beech St., Pottstown; Rev. Joseph L. Maloney, celebrant. Burial will be private. A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Church Gathering Center. Friends may also call Thursday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N. Charlotte St. Pottstown, PA 19464. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Sanatoga Fire Company, 2222 E. High St. Pottstown, PA 19464 would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published in The Mercury on May 18, 2014
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