October 20, 1939 – January 24, 2019
ELKHART — Troy passed away on January 24, 2019 surrounded by his beloved family. He lived a long and productive life. Troy was born on October 20, 1939 to William and Louise Stalvey in Vero Beach, Florida. On June 12, 1959, he married the love of his life, Janet Gergely. They enjoyed 59 years together and raised four wonderful children: Troy (Marianne), Patrick (Clara), Deborah (Bud), and Mark (Chris). They have seven grandchildren (Mike, Chrissy, Jimmy, Patrick Jr., Danny, Jake and Sophie) and seven great grandchildren. Troy was proud of them all and found joy in their accomplishments. Among his great loves were his dogs Dixie and Missy, classic country music, and writing. He was an aspiring novelist, gator hunter (in his youth in Florida), and amateur country music recording artist. Troy traveled extensively in the 60’s with B.B. McCormick & Sons, a construction company contracted with the U.S. Air Force to construct air bases around the world. He spent time in Hawaii, Wake Island, South America and Vietnam. In 1968, he started his career in the insurance business in Vero Beach, Florida. He was president of the Association of Life Underwriters in 1973-1974 and again in 1999-2000. Troy retired as General Manager with AIG/American General Insurance Co. in 2005 after 37 years of service.
Services to celebrate Troy’s extraordinary life will be held Monday at 5:00pm with Rev. John Railton, officiating at the McGann Hay Funerals / Cremations / Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter the parking lot off Cherry Road. The family will receive guests from 4-5pm at the funeral home prior to the service. At his request, cremation will be at McGann Hay’s American Cremation Society and burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you consider a memorial donation in his memory to the St. Joseph County Humane Society.