William H. Troll Jr.

December 29, 2022

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    • Obituary
      William H. Troll Jr, 83, of West Hazleton, passed away Thursday at Mountain Top Senior Living.  Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late William and Ethel (Grier) Troll Sr. and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hazleton.
       
      He attended school in Hazleton, and was a retired bank vice president. William was an avid Hazleton historian and was always willing to share his knowledge of local history.  He was a train enthusiast who loved to ride the various train lines that ran through Hazleton throughout his childhood, and enjoyed working on model trains. What was most important in his life was taking care of his parents and now he will spend eternity with them.
       
      Surviving are his cousins. 
       
      His service will be held on Thursday, January 5th, at 10 A.M. in Christ Lutheran Church, Hazleton.  Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, West Hazleton.

      The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements. 
    • Guestbook
      Louise Engle Dove
      Bill Troll was a life-long friend to my family and me, as were his parents to whom he was unfailingly devoted. He was kind and generous with his time and talents, and I never heard him say a negative word about anyone. Hazleton has lost someone with deep knowledge of its history, and of the Lehigh Valley Railroad that once served the area. He will be greatly missed by those who were privileged to know him.
      Kevin Krieger
      Bill was always a gentleman and helped so many people as an old-school banker at the Hazleton National Bank. I was honored to take his place as the manager of the West End Office when he was promoted. Enjoy that final train ride, Bill. Safe travels.
      Debra & Brian Collins
      I knew Bill and his family from our church. We became friends during our church's 150th anniversary where we co- authored a book on the church's history. Together we brought back the Harvest home at Christ Church and many other events. He and our dog Hoagie became great friends and would visit. It was Hoagie who made Bill laugh when Hoagie would run past him to the refrigerator where the he would bark until Bill opened the door pulling specially purchased meat for the dog to eat. Hoagie visited Bill just before Christmas arriving in a Santa suit and with cookies. Bill chuckled and that is what will be our last memory of a lovely man who became a good friend. RIP Bill.
      Daniel DeMelfi
      When I was in my early twenties, I took out my first loan from Bill when he was branch manager at Hazleton National Bank-West End. Although I was just a kid, Bill always treated me with respect. In addition, he was always cordial to me when I went into the bank. Hadn't seen him in many years. Nice man. Rest In Peace Bill
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