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Steven B. Troelsch, 66

August 22, 2020

Steven B. Troelsch, 66, of Mount Joy, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 surrounded by his family.

He was the husband of Sharon “Sherry” M. Wawrzyniak Troelsch, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage this past November 22nd. Born in West Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Bruce A. and Joan R. Miller Troelsch.

Steve had worked as a financial analyst for TE Connectivity in Harrisburg for 38 years, retiring in 2019.

A man of deep faith, he was an active member of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, where he was a member of That Man Is You. Steve served as the lay director of the Harrisburg Cursillo movement.

He was a peaceful, humble, loving, and devoted man, who above all loved god and spending time with his family. In his free time, he enjoyed the peace of boating and fishing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Kimberly L. married to Nathan Moore of Landisville, Steven B, Jr. married to Amy of Bethlehem, Michael T. married to Johanna of Gilbertsville, Mark A. married to Samantha of Pottstown, Amanda M. married to Daniel Perez of Chesapeake, VA and David J. married to Carolyn of Elizabethtown; his 11 grandchildren, and by his sister, Debra Manderewicz of Reading. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald B. Troelsch.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 6-8PM at the tent at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA, with the Recitation of The Holy Rosary at 7:30PM. Friends may also visit with Steve’s family on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA from 10-11AM, with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM. Interment will follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. Please omit flowers, making contributions in Steve’s memory to the Marianist Family Retreat Center, Box 488, Cape May Point, NJ 08212.

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September 14, 2020

Sherry and family, just learned of Steve’s passing. We are praying and thinking of you during this great loss of a your “soul mate”, and father.
May God continue to comfort you at this time.
Dale and Tara Etzweiler 

September 03, 2020

Dear Sherry & family,
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Steve was such a good man.
Bruno & Sylvia Schmalhofer & family

August 30, 2020

Sherry and family:
I am so sorry for your loss. My smypathies to you and your family.
Joyce Brosey-Reichert

August 26, 2020

Mr. Troelsch was a wonderful man. I have known him for many many years. When we would see eachother he would always ask me how i was, give me a hug and tell me he loved me. Mr. Troelsch always always saw nothing but good in me when I couldn’t even see it in myself. He was a wonderful father and husband and a man of God. I am saddened to see you go but at peace because I know exactly where you are and belong. Mrs. Troelsch I am so sorry for your loss. Behind every great man is a great woman and you were precisely that for Mr. Troelsch. You will be deeply missed. Mr. Troelsch! Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to know you. I love you! 
Lauren Rosario

August 26, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Steve through both work and Cursillo.  At TE, I worked with Steve when he was an IT Manager and then when he was a Finance Manager.  He was always someone whose input I trusted.  I respected his deep, well thought out knowledge and advice on various issues.  I first heard about Cursillo from Steve at a men’s conference several years ago.  I kept the information in the back of my head for a number of years until I finally made my Cursillo weekend two years ago.  Steve called me first thing Monday morning after the weekend to see how it went and I could tell he was smiling on the other end as I told him my experience.  I appreciate his work for the church and miss him already.  My sympathies to the family.
Dave Schlegel

August 26, 2020

I worked with Steve for many years.  He reminded me so much of my mother – one of the few true believers who never judged others but led by example.  I will always remember our lunchtime discussions about religion; he patiently explained his beliefs and answered my questions about Catholicism while encouraging me to find my own way.  Yes, he was as good a financial analyst and systems analyst as one could ask to work with!  But that always seemed secondary to his character and integrity.
John Klinedinst

August 26, 2020

We are so sorry for your family’s loss; you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We hope Mrs. Troelsch and the rest of your family can find some peace and the love of God in this unimaginable time. 
Katie and Lizzie Weaver

August 26, 2020

Steve was a man whose devotion to his family was complemented by the hours of service he gave to his community. He will be missed by many. My heart goes out to his family, who have lost a very good man far too early.
David E. Fuchs, M.D.

August 25, 2020

I worked close to or directly for Steve for most of my 26 years at TE. I could always rely on Steve for his calm and well thought out advice. I have many fond memories working with Steve especially during our trips to Asia for SAP rollouts. I will miss Steve and only hope that I can face my own time with the same faith, courage, strength and dignity that Steve did. May you all have the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.
Mike Helwig

August 25, 2020

Sherry and family, my deepest condolensces for Steve’s passing. I can’t put into words what a wonderful man Steve has been and what an awesome witness to he was as a true Catholic gentleman. I was blessed to have served with him on several Cursillo weeeknds and got to have a number of great conversations with him about faith and family and there was no doubt he loved both! His calming manner and supportive words were always there at the right time. I will miss him but I know he is now praying for all of us and there is comfort in that. Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord and let Your perpetual light shine upon him. He and all of his family and friends will be in my prayers for comfort at this time. De Colores Steve! Kent Smithmyer

August 25, 2020

Dear Sherry and family:
We are sending our sincere sympathy and very heartfelt condolences in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. May God grant him eternal rest and peace.
Jeff and Karen Witman
Red Lion, Pa

August 25, 2020

Condolences to Sherry and the family.  Steve was a great witness to being a Catholic Christian.  His devotion to our Lord and Our Lady was inspirational to so many.  He revealed such humble wisdom as a witness to all of us who knew him.  A devoted husband and father, who understood the gift of marriage and family.  Steve carried his crosses with great faith and acceptance.  It is not surprising to me that he passed while saying the glories mysteries of the rosary.  Mother Mary was with him.  Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord and let Your perpetual light shin upon him.  I am sure Steve will be interceding for all of us to The Father.  John Rossi

August 24, 2020

Our prayers for the family saddened by the loss of a loving husband, father, and grandfather. May our Lord take him to his heavenly home, where he will hear the words, welcome good and faithful servant.
The Willison family

August 24, 2020

 
I remembered Steve as the first Catholic man I met in the US when I moved in 2014. Steve was very welcoming to me in our team. Over our first team dinner, he asked me about my family and I shared to him that I come from a big family. He smiled and told me he has a big family too and that he is also a Catholic. From then on, I felt comfortable talking to Steve and working with him in several projects. Over the years, we would share family photos to each other. It is with great sadness to hear Steve’s passing, such a humble family man and with deep faith to our God. My deepest symphathy to his family in this difficult time.  
Malou Bardon

August 24, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Steve.  I was in TMIY where Steve served and played an intergral part by sharing his faith and good cheer with everyone.  We all learned from his experiences and keen insight into the Catholic faith.  He had a deep and profound love for his family who he spoke of often.  Prior to the pandemic when I saw him at the last TMIY session, he shared of his condition and was at peace with God and when he would be called home.  While we are all saddened by his loss as we knew him on earth, he is in the company of our Creator, God almighty.   Our condolences thoughts and prayers.  
Mark & Stephenee

August 24, 2020

With our hearts full of sympathy and love we send our blessings to you, his family here on earth. We rejoice with you over his home coming with our precious Lord and Savior!
Tia and Larry Tedder

August 24, 2020

Dear Sherry, so sad to hear of your loss but know that you are comforted as are we all by the sure knowledge that he has joined our Father in Heaven. May this knowledge bring you peace at this sad time and know that many are thinking of and praying for you and your family.
Michelle Clements

August 24, 2020

So Sad to Learn of Steve’s Passing. He was a vital member of the Hempfield Community and a great advocate for youth.
Ken Gerber

August 24, 2020

So sorry to hear about this. I used to see him at daily mass at St. Peter’s some time back. His son also attends St. Peter’s. Our sympathies to his family
Cindy Barr

August 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Steve.  He was my boss at TE for a few years.  He never ate a meal, no matter where he was, without first thanking the Lord.  May he Rest In Peace. 
Mary Ann Casner

August 24, 2020

I’ve worked with Steve for many years where he has been in inspiration to me.  He was someone you could always count on to help, provide advice, or just vent to.  He had great compassion and understanding and I will miss him.  He was also an inspiration to me regarding his faith…I don’t think I’ve experienced anyone with his level of faith and goodness; he was truly a good person.  I’m saddened for the family and friends who will miss him but joyful he is no longer in pain and home with his Heavenly Father.
Susan Stevens

August 24, 2020

Jesus Grant eternal Rest unto Mister Steve and Mother Mary comfort his family as you hold all in the crossing of your arms. Sending you our deepest sympathies, prayers ,& condolences. I had the privilege of grouping with Steve in the Mens prayer mornings at St. Joseph with the late Monsignor Smith. His Catholic Faith was a huge part of his life & it will now as before continue to carry him through. May he rest in Peace.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Cunningham

August 24, 2020

I’m sadden to hear that after a valiant battle with cancer, Steve has passed on.  My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.  
Mai N.

August 24, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Steve.  I worked with him at TE for many years and he was such a kind man.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family during this difficult time.  
Karen Karycki

August 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing.  I worked with Steve at TE Connectivity and his faith and love of God was apparent in how he lived his life every day.  He was an honest, hard-working man … he and I used to talk about vacations and how nice it was to be able to get away.  As I read Steve’s updates that were passed along during his challenging times, it was evident how much of an inspiration he truly was in how he dealt with his illness by staying positive and thankful.  He was a strong and faithful servant.  Praying for his family in this difficult time.
Tracy Meifert

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