Richard "Dick" Troeh

02/15/1940 - 04/01/2022


Obituary For Richard "Dick" Troeh

Longtime Estacada resident, Dick Troeh died in a hospital in Shelton, Washington on Friday April 1, 2022. He was 82.A funeral mass will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 23, 2022 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Private Entombment will be at Rose City Cemetery in Portland.Richard Frank Troeh was born February 15, 1940 in Portland, Oregon to Earl and Barbara (Gareis) Troeh. He was raised in Portland and graduated Grant High School. He received a full-ride scholarship to Gonzaga University where he majored in Music. On December 30, 1961, Dick married Jane Bogart in Seattle, Washington. Shortly after that, he entered into the US Army National Guard. He was stationed in Ft. Ord for 6 months before being honorably discharged. He became a music teacher in Myrtle Creek, Oregon for 2 years before moving to Estacada 1964, where he taught music until he retired in 1995. Dick enjoyed fishing and hunting and collecting hunting and fishing memorabilia. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jane; sons, Timothy Troeh and Christopher Troeh; brother, Herb Troeh; sister, Jeanne Gibson and 8 grandchildren.

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  • 05/05/2023

    I was thinking of this great man today who took all of us students and made us create such beautiful music. I remember your love of Neal Diamond's music ...we sang a few of his tunes as they were popular then. God bless you and keep you!! Dorothy Dunlap Shaffer

  • 04/10/2023

    Through the years I've thought fondly of Mr. Troeh. He taught me and many many others his love of music in Estacada. Since I traveled all over, I made sure to write to Mr. Troeh now and then and really appreciated hearing how things were going with him. I always thought I'd have time to get back and say hello, but there is never enough time. I do remember one letter when he said he was thinking of teaching at a college level, but I had to honestly say that I suggested he stay where he was and where he can guide young lovers of music to do it correctly and love it always, rather than older students who may not have been taught to love it and he would need to mold them back into line... Reading his story, I see he never did leave Estacada in his career. I'm thankful he was there to teach and guide all lovers of music. You were a great force in my musical life - thank you!!! Jackie Zimmerman

  • 04/23/2022

    Mr. Troeh (who I just learned through his obituary shares his middle name with my first) has been a driving influence in my life and a wonderful mentor. Much of the vocal skill I claim today was nurtured by this man as well as advice for a growing teen. Thank you Mr. Troeh, I am honored to have known and been trained and counseled by you. RIP. -Frank Brannon

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