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November 4, 2012

Richard E. Troutman, 84, Pillow

PILLOW — Richard Eugene “Dick” Troutman, 84, of Pillow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

He was born in Pillow on Oct. 7, 1928, a son of the late Ida Sally Etta Troutman and the late Preston V. Troutman. He was married to the former Barbara Blyler.

He was a 1950 graduate of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove.

Richard served in the Army.

He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was employed as a civil service worker by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Richard was a member of Salem-Zion Church, Pillow; chaplain of the Upper Dauphin Shrine Club; a member of the Masonic Lodge of Herndon; a Sunday school teacher at his church for 60 years and also at the Polk Apartments in Millersburg; president of the Good Shepherd Organization of the Lutheran Village in Millersburg; a member of the Gratz Fair Board; president of the Pillow Historical Society; and a substitute teacher at Upper Dauphin and Millersburg schools.

Surviving, in addition to his loving spouse, Barbara Troutman; are one son and daughter-in-law, Tracy R. and Jill Troutman, of Hershey; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina A. and Dennis Buffington, of Pillow; one brother, Marvin Troutman, of Pillow; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin, Glen and Joy Troutman.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Salem-Zion Church, Pillow, with the Rev. Curtis Zemencik officiating.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem-Zion Church, P.O. Box 116, Pillow, PA 17080.

The James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, is in charge of the arrangements.

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