PRESQUE ISLE - Roy J. Trombley passed away at Tidewell Hospice Facility in Venice, Florida January 6th, 2015. He was born on June 15th, 1917 in Presque Isle, the son of Adolph Trombley and Victoria (Moran) Trombley and lived there most of his life.
For many years he owned and operated a successful construction and redi-mix concrete business in Presque Isle. At the beginning of WWII he worked at Pratt and Whitney and the Atlas Construction Company in Connecticut. Roy was a talented mechanic and fabricator. When he returned to Maine he patented and manufactured an electric hoist used in the harvest of potatoes.
After he retired he loved working in his garage in Florida, restoring vintage and wrecked cars until he was well into his nineties.
He is survived by one son Alan Trombley and his wife Rebecca of Chapman, three daughters, Geraldine Dorsey of Orrington, Lynne Walton and husband Carroll of Presque Isle and Paula Leavitt and husband David of Troy and a daughter-in-law Geraldine Trombley of Presque Isle. He and Helen have many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters Marjorie DeLoach of Conn and Ruth Rowe of California, three special in-laws, Blanche Keresy of Port Charlotte, Florida, Gary Gould of Ansonia, Connecticut and Gloria Spear of Arkansas.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years Helen Gould Trombley, his son, Richard Arthur Trombley, a son-in- law Francis Dorsey and a great-grandson Benjamin Walton, five brothers, Charles, Everett, Arthur, Edward and Frederick and two sisters, Rosabelle Wood and Evelyn Powers.
Donations may be made in Roy's memory to the Aroostook House of Comfort, P.O. Box 867, Presque Isle Me. O4769 or the Northern Maine Community College Foundation, 33 Edgemont Dr., Presque Isle Me. 04769.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Presque Isle. Services in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church Street, Presque Isle. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.