Remembering Jerry Trokey
Jerry Trokey with his son, Jeromy, at the IAPD Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, USA on October 25, 2012.
Longtime IAPD member Jerry Trokey passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012, after a short illness. He is survived by his children Carolyn Trokey Rhoades, Mark Trokey, Susan Trokey Brown, Christy Trokey Ridenhour and Jeromy Trokey; their spouses Dana Bauman Trokey, Darren Ridenhour and Bud Rhoades; and his grandchildren Jacob Trokey, Isabelle Trokey and Luke Ridenhour.
Trokey worked for Plaskolite, Incorporated and was part of the Plastics History Group, who were working on recording the stories of the early days of plastics distribution. His gift for storytelling is something none of us will ever forget. A memorial mass will be celebrated at the Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 350 East Fourth St., Eureka, MO, USA on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. CST. The family will receive friends at the church, Fr. Dowling Hall, immediately following mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation appreciated, 8251 Maryland Ave., Suite 12, St. Louis, MO 63105 USA.