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Frank  R.  Trotter
Frank R. Trotter

June 11, 1929 - April 2, 2017
Born in New Jersey
Resided in Springfield, VA

Obituary

On April 2, 2017. He was born in Jersey City, NJ to Frank and Mary Trotter, living most of his life in NJ before joining his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren in VA in 2011. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Brigitte (of Wuppertal, Germany), and his sister, Susan, and is survived by his daughter, Nicole Wattendorf, her husband, Daniel Wattendorf, and his grandchildren: Michael, Matthew, Katelyn, Lauren, and Cody. He was a member of the Men and Boys Choir of Christ Church (Episcopal) of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge, NJ, for over 20 years as well as serving as a vestryman at the same church. He was a graduate of Bloomfield High School in 1947 and Upsala College in 1957 with a BA in History. Frank was managing editor of the college newspaper as well as a member of Theta Epsilon Omicron Iota fraternity. He enlisted in the US Army in 1949, serving in Korea in 1952 with the 90th Field Artillery Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division and was discharged as a staff sergeant. He later attended National Guard OCS at Fort Riley, KS in 1953. Following commissioning, Frank served with Battery B, 199th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 50th Armored. Division, NJNG. He worked for the Prudential Insurance Company before joining North American Reassurance Company, a subsidiary of the Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland, where he received specialized training in 1965. After 26 years of service with the North American Reassurance Company as a Senior Life Underwriting Officer, he retired in 1987. Among his many hobbies were building ship and aircraft models and historical militaria. He was also a skilled ballroom dancer (International style); for ten years he traveled to the UK to attend, as a spectator, the Blackpool Dance Festival. There will be a private memorial service on April 22, 2017. Gifts to the American Cancer Society will be deeply appreciated.

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