Gerard “Bib” D. Troilo

December 16, 1924 - August 6, 2016 West Grove, PA | Age 91 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Brother.

Gerard “Bib” D. Troilo, age 91, West Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday August 6, 2016 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. He was the husband of Christine E. Paisley Troilo, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage.

Born in Collingswood NJ, he was a son of the late Joseph and the late Eleanor Troilo Teti. Mr. Troilo served our country in the Navy during WWII.

He was General Superintendent of the General Motors Boxwood Plant retiring in 1985 after 38 years of service.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, boating, carpentry, and managed his own crops including fruit trees and grapes. He loved Phillies baseball and was a member of the Old Timers baseball hall of fame in Kennett Square. He was a 38 year member of the Avon Grove Lions club.

In addition to his wife Christine, Bib is survived by two sons, Joseph D. Troilo (Pauline) of Avondale, PA and Gerard S. Troilo (Cathy) of Wilmington, DE; one daughter, Cynthia T. Zerillo (James) of Bear, DE; two brothers, Frank Troilo (Hazel) of West Chester, PA and Nicholas Teti (Anna) of Kennett Square, PA; eight grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Garrett Michael in 1975 and two sisters, Nancy Schiavone and Eleanor Peacock.

You are invited to visit with Bib’s family and friends from 6-8PM Wednesday August 10, 2016 at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-869-2685) 200 Rose Hill Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. An additional viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30AM Thursday August 11 at Assumption BVM Church 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. His Mass of Christian burial will be 11AM Thursday. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106 or the Avon Grove Lions Club 600 Baker Station Road West Grove, PA 19390. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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Memorial Donations

Alzheimer's Association

399 Market St.
Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Avon Grove Lions Club.

Avon Grove Lions Club

600 Baker Station Road
West Grove, PA 19390



August 10, 2016 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Rd
West Grove, PA 19390


August 11, 2016 9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Assumption BVM Church
300 State Rd.
West Grove, PA 19390

Mass of Christian Burial

August 11, 2016 11:00a.m. Assumption BVM Church
300 State Rd.
West Grove, PA 19390


St. Patrick Cemetery
Kennett Square


  1. Chris and family, o sorry to hear about “Bib”. May he rest in peace. Barbara DiFilippo

    Barbara DiFilippo | August 13, 2016 at 7:55 AM
  2. Dear Chris & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What great neighbors you have been all these years, so many great memories (some sad) with our kids growing up together. time changes everything but we hold on to the memories. As the days go by may the happy memories replace the sadness in your heart. Bib we surely be missed, please keep in touch, love from the DiFilippo’s , Dominick, Norma & family

    Norma Difilippo | August 12, 2016 at 3:03 PM
  3. Many fond memories of Bib! I vividly remember wondering who he was during a group interview for foreman school back in the early days of EEO…those beautiful blue eyes and kind smile. He was a true gentleman. Condolences to the family.

    Susan Lichtenstein | August 12, 2016 at 8:53 AM
  4. Dear Christine, Joe, Pauline, Gerry and Cindy……
    Just saw this on Facebook. So sorry to hear of Bib’s passing. Always had a smile and a story. Used to lov all the times together at family reunions and Jason’s and Joe Boy’s baseball careers both in Pa and FL and the many times I took my parents to visit in your winter home in FL. Thanks for all the memories Bib. Heaven has truly gained an Angel in Heaven. We are all blessed to have known you and we are one day closer to you.
    Blessings to the family. May God surround and protect you all. Love, Patty Paisley

    Patty Paisley | August 11, 2016 at 6:58 PM
  5. A beautiful man, my wonderful uncle. He will be greatly missed. My love to all of you.

    Linda Gerig | August 11, 2016 at 1:07 PM
  6. I always told Uncle Bib he was the handsomest man in the world! and he would say, “Back at ya kid.”

    Nancy DiStefano | August 11, 2016 at 12:47 PM
  7. Chris and family, So sorry to hear about “Bib” May he rest in peace.

    Barbara DiFilippo | August 11, 2016 at 10:18 AM
  8. My dearest Christine,
    The fondest memories of you and Gerard will always remain within my heart. There are so many good times that you both have passed throughout the years with all my family including my grandparents. Though there was a language barrier between you, Gerard and my grandparents, it never stopped you all from having a great time. Gerard will be greatly missed but we now have a guardian angel to protect us. Accept my deepest condolences for you and your family.
    Graziella Gerardi

    Graziella Gerardi | August 11, 2016 at 8:38 AM
  9. Love and Prayers to you and your family

    Joyce Mayo | August 11, 2016 at 7:41 AM
  10. Our condolences to the Family,
    Bib will be deeply missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss.
    God Bless,
    Bob & Sherry Wimmer

    sherry wimmer | August 10, 2016 at 8:27 PM
  11. Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Bib was one of the group of fun loving people who volunteered for years in the kitchen at the St. Mary’s Spaghetti Dinner. It was a pleasure to work with him and all of the other parish members of our generations who “kept stirring the pot” He was a great guy and I am sure he will be missed.
    Thinking of you all,
    Adeline Basilio Conner

    Conner | August 10, 2016 at 4:29 PM
  12. So sorry to hear of your loss. He sounds like he was quite a guy.

    Jim Joyce | August 10, 2016 at 1:17 PM
  13. It’s. Breaking. My father’s Heart. To have. To say Goodbye. To His Best Friend
    His hunting. Buddy for as long as I can remember,
    He even. Bought. A Xmas. Wreath and hung it on their dog pen one year

    Prayers and Love to the family

    Mary joe Gamble | August 9, 2016 at 7:48 PM
  14. We are sorry for your loss, may ‘Bib’ rest in Gods’ peace. Sometimes at Christmas we exchanged gifts of bread and wine. There was a certain ‘neighbor’ He sent in for a job. Our department ‘let’ him go a number of times. Finally, we got a message from Bib— In the entire department there’s a job he can do—-Find it, I don’t want to find him on my doorstep again”!!!

    Mr. and Mrs. John Ewasko | August 9, 2016 at 4:17 PM
  15. Our condolences to the family. Bib was a well liked superintendent at General Motors.
    Joan & Paul Youngblood

    Joan | August 9, 2016 at 12:40 PM

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