Arthur Trostle

Arthur Trostle

Friday, July 13th, 1923 Saturday, January 11th, 2020

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Obituary for Arthur W. Trostle

Arthur W. Trostle, 96, formerly of Terre Hill, died peacefully, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Tel Hai Retirement Community. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Foltz) Trostle in 1999.

Born in Adamstown, he was the son of the late Charles and Daisy (Zerbe) Trostle. He was preceded in death by six siblings: Grace Youndt, Elsie Sweitzer, Howard Trostle, Helen Light, Hazel Reinhold, and Fern Trostle.

Surviving are four daughters: Susan Johnson, Harrisburg, Libbie married to Donald Means, Morgantown, Rebecca married to Keith Francis, Dillsburg, Nancy, married to Pastor George Callister, West Palm Beach, FL, seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Sue Stubbs, New Holland and Joyce married to Ray Coldren, VA., and a host of nieces and nephews.

In his youth he played baseball as a catcher and then exchanged the baseball for a bowling ball. Later on he was stiff competition on the croquet court, at the ping pong table , checkerboard and above all else passionately playing pinochle.

During the time he worked with his father-in-law Jacob Foltz he designed and built the family home on Vine Street. Upon making what he shared as his most difficult life decision of accepting a job as a machinist, he was employed at the former New Holland Machine Company then Sperry New Holland.

Art proudly served in the US Army 336th Field Artillery Battalion, 87th Infantry Division during World War II and was honored with the Bronze Star.

As a long time member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Terre Hill, Art’s wishes were that In lieu of flowers, memorials would be sent to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 670, Terre Hill, PA 17581.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Terre Hill Cemetery. Following the graveside service there will be a 1:45 p.m. celebration of his life and influence on others by his honesty, kindness, and positive outlook. at St Pauls UMC, 105 West Main Street Terre Hill. The service and celebration will be officiated by Pastor George Callister.

The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 1:45pm
    St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    105 W. Main St.
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    Saturday, January 18th, 2020
  • Interment

    Terre Hill Cemetery
    105 W. Main St.
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    Graveside with military honors will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 p.m.

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Gene & Sara

We wish to express our sympathy to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Comment | Posted at 11:54am via Condolence

Cindy Cox

I worked with Art several times while working at Tel Hai. He was the most kind, thoughtful, genuine person. He will be dearly missed.

Cindy Cox PTA
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Thanks for your kind words Cindy.
Posted at 05:31pm

Trent Delp

Sue and the reat of the Gristle family. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you at this difficult time.
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How kind of you Trent. Thank you.
Posted at 11:52am


How kind of you Trent. Thank you. Posted Jan 14, 2020 at 11:52am
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Sharon Brubaker

Sending love, hugs and prayers to the Trostle family.
Sharon Brubaker
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Jeanne Tatro

Nancy, Pastor George, Carli Williams (and family), Bill Callister (and family). Our Condolences to all Nancy’s Family in this season. He sounded like a great man. His obituary was lovely. We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this time. Peter & Jeanne Tatro
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Harold Wright

Sorry for your loss. Good man. RIP
Posted at 10:15am

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