James Troha

Obituary of James A. Troha

Age 80, of Crest Hill, IL passed away Wednesday evening, March 30, 2022 at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL.

He was born April 8, 1941 to the late Catherine (nee Frlanich) and Anton Troha in Joliet, IL.

 Jim was a graduate with the class of 1959 from Joliet Catholic High School.  He earned a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Lewis University in 1963 and a Masters degree in School Business Management from Northern Illinois University in 1971.

He is the beloved husband of 59 years to Carol (nee Kaluzny) Troha; loving father of Michael (Lois) Troha, Shelli (Isaac) Blenck; devoted grandfather of James Troha, Charlotte, Ethan, Brooke and Madison Blenck.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Katherine Troha, in infancy; sister, Janet Wonnell; and brother, Joseph Troha.

Jim was a U.S. Army Reservist. While attending Lewis, he worked at Grate Sign Co and after graduating, he was employed at a local CPA firm as a senior accountant.  He then became Director of Accounting for Joliet School District 86 and culminated his career with New Lenox School District 122 as Business Manager from where he retired in 2001.

He was a charter member of the Crest Hill Lions Club, where he had served as Secretary-Treasurer and President.  Jim was named Lion of the Year in 1987.  He served on the Crest Hill Police Pension Fund for 30 years and was also a member of the Illinois and State Association of School Business Managers, the Chaney Club and Moran AC.

Jim was an avid golfer who enjoyed reading, but his most favorite moments were being with his family.

Visitation for James Troha will be Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.) Joliet.  Funeral services will begin Wednesday morning, April 6, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Anne Catholic Church in Crest Hill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.  Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Romeoville, IL.

For more information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.



3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

A Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
St. Anne Catholic Church
1800 Dearborn Street
Crest Hill, Illinois, United States


Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum
Rt. 53 and W. 135th Street
Romeoville, Illinois, United States
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