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Melvin Eugene TroupMelvin Eugene Troup, 85, of Dayton, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at his home.
He was born on April 13, 1938 in Echo, PA, the son of Howard J. and Betty L. (Bish) Troup.
Melvin was a lifelong resident of Armstrong County. He was able to enjoy many years of retirement after working as a truck driver and an equipment operator. He enjoyed working on cars and tractors and going to flea markets and yard sales. Melvin looked forward to attending the Canfield Fair each year. He liked to vacation and travel with his family and had been to 48 states. Melvin loved hunting, tending to his chickens and spending time with his family.
His memory will be cherished by his son, Donald E. Troup and wife, Sherry, of Dayton, PA; daughters, Deborah J. Oswalt, of Smicksburg, and Kathryn A. Troup and wife, Kristol, of Reynoldsville, PA; son-in-law, Richard Jewell of Dayton; grandchildren, Dan (Bobbie) Jewell, Jessica (Allan) Bish, Lisa (Vaughn) Norbert, Thomas Troup, Jonathan Troup, Aimee Riederer, and Kristopher Troup; step-grandsons, Shawn Fisher and Carson Greeley; numerous great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Dorothy and Bonnie.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Shelvia J. (Good) Troup, whom he married on Oct. 5, 1954 and who passed away on Feb. 18, 2016; a daughter, Sharon E. Jewell, who died November 30, 2013; and son-in-law, Mearl G. Oswalt, who passed away on March 23, 2002.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 at Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, 125 E. Main St., Dayton, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Swogger officiating.
Interment will be in Emory Chapel Cemetery, Dayton, PA.
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