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Troy Kenneth Norlander

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Troy Kenneth Norlander Obituary
March 8, 1941 - April 4, 2016 Troy Norlander, 75, passed away peacefully at home in Cathedral City, CA after a 3-month illness. Troy, son of Rickard Norlander and Alberta Norlander, was born on March 8, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA. Troy grew up in Sherman Oaks, CA with his two older brothers, Merton and Norman. He attended Van Nuys High School. He graduated from California State University at Northridge receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Troy worked a variety of jobs from a young age. He sold newspapers, worked in a bicycle shop, gas station and in construction. While attending college, he lectured at the Griffith Park Observatory presenting the planetarium shows. After his college graduation, he was a banker at Citizens National Bank and was a probation officer with Los Angeles County at Central Juvenile Hall. Troy became a stockbroker soon after marriage and held this career for nearly 50 years, most recently employed with DA Davidson and Co. He began his career with Bateman, Eichler, Hill, Richards in 1968, becoming a Manager and Director of that firm and subsequent firms he worked for. After a move to Sutro & Co. in 1983, Troy became one of the first in the industry to specialize in Community Banks. As an authority on Community Banks, Troy was an icon in the Community Bank sector and will be remembered fondly. In 1989, while at Sutro & Co., Troy established the Big Bear Lake office. Troy remained at the same desk, but while the industry changed, so did the signage; first to RBC Dain Raucher, then to The Seidler Companies, Stone and Youngberg, Crowell, Weedon & Co., and ultimately DA Davidson. He also served as a Director of Warner Center Bank until it was sold to City National Bank. After nearly 50 years of residing and working in the San Fernando Valley and Westlake Village, Troy and his family moved to Big Bear Lake where they lived for 22 years. While living in Big Bear Lake, Troy was active in the community, serving in the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club and the Big Bear Lake Flotilla US Coast Guard Auxiliary. He enjoyed skiing and boating with his family on Big Bear Lake as well as restoring vintage automobiles. He and wife, Elaine, moved to Cathedral City, CA in 2011 where he continued to work remotely. Troy was a loved and respected husband, father, grandfather and friend, known for his wisdom, sense of humor and Christian witness. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Elaine Norlander, 5 children, Erik Norlander, Nicole Natzic, Ken Norlander, Katy Ehlers and Kevin Norlander, 3 in-law children, Lana Norlander, Michael Natzic and Kris Ehlers and 4 grandchildren, Hayley Natzic, Kiersti Natzic, Hunter Natzic and Ryder Natzic. A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Southwest Church in Indian Wells (44175 Washington St., Indian Wells, CA) with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Troy's memory to Southwest Church "Care Now Campaign."
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 8 to Apr. 11, 2016
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