In Loving Memory

John A. Troup
3/16/1947 - 1/25/2013

John A. Troup, age 65, of New Bethlehem, died Friday morning, January 25, 2013 at his home following an illness.

Born March 16, 1947 at the family home in Fairmount City, Clarion County, he was a son of the late Thomas Charles and Leona Radaker Troup.

On August 5, 1989 he married the former Pamela J. Smith. She survives.

After 35 ½ years of service, John retired in 2006 as an operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Upon his retirement he was finally able to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a camp, where he enjoyed spending his time with family and friends.

John loved to do woodworking and wood refinishing and created and refinished many or the features in his home.

During his illness, he looked forward to the visits of his VNA nurse, Trudy Reinsel, who always seemed to brighten his day.

In addition to his wife, Pam, John is survived by a daughter, Shelly Draa and her husband, Scotty, of Fairmount City; three grandchildren: Brandi, Meagan and Johnny Stephens and four great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers: Jimmy Lee Troup and his wife, Brenda, of Mayport and Tom Troup and his wife, Karen, of New Bethlehem; two sisters: Ruthie “Sis” Adams and her husband, Stan, of Hawthorn and Laura Bish of New Bethlehem; his mother-in-law, Janet Smith of New Bethlehem; a special niece, Kelly Adams, numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, Buckwheat.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by an infant brother, Billy Joe Troup; a brother and sister, Bob Troup and Shirley Dinger; father-in-law, Donald Smith; brother-in-law, Roger Miller and a nephew, Rick Miller.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 301 Penn Street, New Bethlehem. Reverend Randy Evans, Clarion/Forest VNA Hospice Chaplain, will officiate over the service.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of John A. Troup to Clarion/Forest VNA-Hospice, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion, PA 16214 or an animal rescue organization of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to John’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences

From:  Linda Ross   Shippenville Pa

Relationship:  Co-worker and friend from penn-dot

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Sent:  1/26/2013

From:  Peggy Garbacik   Reading PA

Relationship:  Friend

Rest in peace, Big John. Look up my dad, Turnie. I'm sure he will have stories to share with you and tell him I love him. God Bless You and Your Family. You will be missed.

Sent:  1/28/2013

From:  Fred and Jeanne Foster   Clarion PA

Relationship:  friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Sent:  1/28/2013

From:  tom orr   mayport pa

Relationship:  friend

pam if you need a friend to talk to ann and i will be here for you

Sent:  1/29/2013

From:  joanne leonard   jersey shore pa

Relationship:  friend

Pam, so sorry to hear about John, ruth called and told me and I looked it up in the NB paper, he and dad(Lester) can plant those gardens up there Stop and see you this summer, we are in Key west for the winter

Sent:  1/30/2013

From:  George Haws   Sanford, Fl

Relationship:  Friend

Sorry to hear the passing of John we worked together at Penn Dot many years ago eillalways remember his sense of humor and his kindness he was not only a big man he had the heart to go with it I will keep him in my Prayers

Sent:  1/31/2013

From:  tracy himes   clarion pa

Relationship:  co-worker,friend at penn dot

pam,i m so very sorry to hear of john's passing.That man had given me lots of laughter when working with him at penndot.He will be truly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Sent:  2/5/2013

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