“Mimi” Mildred Fritz Troha

Mildred Troha

“Mimi” Mildred Fritz Troha, 77, a lifelong resident of St. Marys passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.

Mimi was born on June 25, 1937, in St. Marys, PA, daughter of the late Theodore “Babe” Fritz and Elva Herzing Fritz. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955 and married Bob Troha in 1958. She began working at G.C. Murphy’s in high school, then in the main office at Stackpole Carbon Company as a secretary until the couple had five children in seven years. Later, she worked at J.C. Penney, making lifelong friends.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Troha of St. Marys; five children, Steve Troha of St. Marys, John (Phuong) Troha of Vietnam, Jennifer (Tim) Brem of St. Marys, Amy (Rod) Anderson of St. Marys and Janine (Bruce) Laughner of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Steve Troha, Jeremy Brem, Cody Laughner, Janae Anderson, Trey Anderson, Tyler Troha, Shawnee Troha, and Sundance Troha; siblings, Judy Nolan of Dallas, TX and Jeanne Dostal of St. Marys; and twelve nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Gerry, and her parents, Theodore “Babe” Fritz and Elva Herzing Fritz.

Throughout the years, she was very dedicated towards family, serving as a Den Mother, cafeteria mom, Young Democrats, Sacred Heart School PTO member, and SNPJ Secretary/Treasurer for 25 years. She was a second generation Girl Scout Leader who remained active throughout her life, and carried her mother’s legacy in the organization into the third and fourth generations of her family.

Her children remember her as a warm and gentle woman with a good sense of humor and as someone who welcomed everyone into her home.

Mimi was a giving individual who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was passionate about gardening, holidays, cooking, spending time on her patio, her favorite color yellow, and engaging in her children and grandchildren’s interests and activities.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mimi’s life. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Penn Highlands Hospital in St. Marys for their care and dedication.

Donations can be made to St. Marys Girl Scouts, c/o Amy Anderson, 510 Light Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; and Phoenix Educational Foundation in Vietnam, http://fundraisingforeducation.net.


Terri & Tony October 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

Bob, Steve, Jenny, JT, Amy, Jeanine, Steven and Jeremy et al…
You have our deepest sympathies at this time. Mimi always showed such love and kindness to Tony and me, as did all of you. She’ll remain within your hearts forever and her legacy continues with you. Much peace and love coming your way….Terri and Tony

Terry Schade October 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

To Steve and all the Troha family,

I am so sorry to read this news. My hope is you have many wonderful memories to fill the void that is left with her passing. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers.


Terry Schade
South Jordan, UT

Lois D'Amore October 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Dear Amy and all your family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom, wife, and Grandma.
I remember Mimi at the scout house when I had the chance to visit there with your troop. She was a very sweet person and I know how hard it is to lose your Mom. God will help you through this, one day at a time. My condolence also to your Dad and all your family.
Lois D’Amore

THOMAS F FRITZ SR October 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Mimi was a favorite cousin. Mimi’s smile and courteous mannar imparted on our souls, Truly missed until we meet in heaven. COUSIN TOM FRITZ, SR. CORTLAND NEW YORK Patty Irish, daughter CORTLAND NEW YORK 10-5-14

Mary Jo Bayer Goetz October 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Sincere condolences on the passing of Mimi. At times like this we think back years ago and I remember how sweet she was when I was growing up and the years that followed when I would see her on the street. Fond memories of her family back then. I am sure she is looking down on all the family and smiling at everyone. Prayers to all of you.

Steve Marconi October 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm

To Bob, Amy, Steve & all,
Mimi was gentle soul that will be missed here in this world, but her love and compassion will be even stronger now that she has been freed from her bonds here on earth.
Know that all of us that have known her understand your loss now, but she will still remain with us in many ways.
Steve Marconi

Ed Henry October 6, 2014 at 3:12 am

Dearest Troha family,
Regardless of the ten’s of thousands miles away, you could not be any closer in my heart from the great loss of a truly, magnificent woman.
Mimi will be greatly missed by all those that were fortunate to be part of her life. Thanks to John, this honor was possible for me.
Mimi was equipped with endless compassionate skills & abilities that came to her naturally, whereas she embraced seamlessly and unconditionally. Mimi was loved & adored by simply being herself.
Troha’s, family & loved ones, please remain united and persevere through this most difficult time.
Your caring friends,
Ed, Trang & Kia Henry in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bev & Jerry Hull October 6, 2014 at 8:05 am

Bob, John, Jaine and the entire Troha Clan…our deepest sympathy to all of you for losing your precious MIMI. She fought the good fight and stayed smiling through days and days of hard times. She was always smiling and happy with her family around and she helped Bob with all those crazy phone calls when he was out and about doing business for Zippo. She will be missed, but she will always be a part of our heart! Much love coming your way.

Sister Joachim Frey October 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

Judy and Jeanne,
I send my deepest sympathy to you on the death of Mimi. Know that she, her family and you are in my prayers.

Andrea Soccio October 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

Dear Amy and the entire Troha family,

I know from Amy that Mimi was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife and friend to everyone and that she will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. She fought valiantly for years, but now she can be at peace without the suffering her Earthly body endured. I’m sure she’s with each of you in spirit, though. I hope you can find solace in knowing that she’s no longer suffering and that someday you’ll all be with her again.

Brian Kuntz October 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Dear Jenny and Troha Family,
I am sorry to hear the loss of your mother and deepest sympothy to you and your family. She will be in my prayers.

Evans, Georgia

Joan Smith October 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Mimi was a dear friend, a loved cousin, a tireless family archivist. I will always admire her.

Jim Arnold October 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Bob and Family,

My sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of your wife and mother. Mimi and all of you are in my prayers.

Ray & Barb lecker October 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Bob & Family, You have our deepest sympathy. Mimi was a good person and we liked her a lot. She fought a good fight. Barb & Ray

Nick and Margie October 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm

To all the Troha’s and Mimi’s family, deepest sympathy and sincere prayer for all during this most difficult time. The memories Mimi created for all of you will carry you through as there were many. God Bless and prayers remain.

Brad Steele October 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

Amy and family,
Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Ann Anderson October 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Dear Bob and family,

You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of Mimi. I have fond memories of her.

Ann Anderson

Rocco/Beth Petrilli October 8, 2014 at 10:29 am

To the Troha’s,

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Troha.

I cherish the memories of childhood and growing up and the times at the home so appropriately placed at the borders of Memorial Park. Your family was a big part of my youth and your wife/mother made it special.

You are in our prayers.

Tweet & Chris Schatz October 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

We are very sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers.

Annette Knouse Kohn October 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Jenny and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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