Richard W. Troutman

McALISTERVILLE – Richard W. Troutman, 86, of Bridges at Brookline, Mifflintown, and formerly of McAlisterville, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the home.

Born April 14, 1926, in Greenwood Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late George R. and Charlotte K. (Ferguson) Troutman. On June 24, 1947, he married Irene M. (Benner) Troutman, with whom he shared almost 61 years of marriage until she preceded him in death on March 31, 2008.

Surviving are: his children, Wilma Fasick and her husband, Mart, Larry Troutman and his wife, Nancy, all of Cocolamus, and Donna Potter and her husband, Jeff, of Millerstown, and he leaves behind seven grandchildren as well as 16 great- grandchildren.

One brother, Glenn M. Troutman, preceded him in death, making him the last of his generation.

Mr. Troutman was a 1943 graduate of Millerstown High School and a member of Brown’s United Methodist Church, Cocolamus, where at one time he served as the treasurer for the building committee.

He had a true gift for working with wood and a passion for collecting four-leaf clovers.

Richard was a lifelong, self-employed, dairy farmer until his retirement in 1987.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Brown’s United Methodist Church, Cocolamus, with the Revs. Candace Arnold and Ronald Landis officiating. Interment will follow in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Brown’s United Methodist Church, Cocolamus.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Mr. Troutman’s memory may be made to Brown’s United Methodist Church, 33401 Route 35 N, McAlisterville PA 17049.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

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