Frank J. Troilo

May 22, 2022 West Chester, PA A Gentle and Loving Spirit

Frank J. Troilo, age 98 of West Chester, PA, entered into the Lord’s presence on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Paoli Hospital. Frank was the husband of his late wife, Hazel Marie Weller Troilo. Prior to Hazel’s passing in 2018, the two enjoyed 71 years of marriage.

Born 1923 in Collingswood, NJ, Frank was the son of the late Joseph and Eleanor Gerardi Troilo of Kennett Square, PA. In 1929, his family purchased a small mushroom farm on Chambers Road in Toughkenamon, PA, which they worked until 1950.

Frank graduated in 1942 from Kennett Consolidated High School. He was drafted into the U. S. Army and honorably served his country during WWII as a Private First Class of the 3940th Gas Supply Company with the European Theater of Operations in Ireland, France and Germany and then as a clerk typist in Berlin until November 1945.

Frank married his high school sweetheart, Hazel Weller, in June of 1946. The two moved to Wilmington, DE, where Frank pursued business courses at Goldey-Beacom College. He worked in sales at B.F. Shaw Co. in Wilmington for 10 years. Frank had an entrepreneurial spirit and pursued work in alloy steel. He began his career as a sales executive before becoming VP and later, president of Capital Pipe and Steel Products of Bala Cynwyd, PA until his retirement in 1982.

Frank’s passion and mission was to serve His Lord Jesus in ministry and evangelism. His gentle and loving spirit along with his wisdom and willingness to spend time with others brought him many service opportunities throughout the years. He served at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Wilmington for over 30 years as a High School Sunday school teacher and Deacon, chairing that Board. He then served at both Bethlehem Methodist Church in Thornton and Proclamation Presbyterian in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Frank’s love for the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus led him to board positions with the radio ministry of the Far East Broadcasting Company of La Mirada, CA and travels to China, Japan, Saipan, Philippines and Hong Kong. He served tirelessly there and on the board of the Christian Children’s Association in Tom’s River, NJ.

Frank was the loving father of his daughters, Barbara T. Proto (Tony) of West Chester, PA and Linda M. Gerig (Rod) of Morganton, NC; his daughter in law, Barbara Lesky of Malvern, PA; his brother, Nick Teti of Kennett Square, PA; 9 grandchildren, Kristin Proto Wisnewski, Kimberly Proto Munz, Steven Troilo, Kathryn Proto Rash, Brent Gerig, Anthony Proto, Teresa Gerig Peterson, Erin Troilo Henrickson and John Michael Proto; as well as 24 great grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife, Hazel, Frank was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Troilo; siblings, Gerard ‘Bib’ Troilo, Nancy Schiavone and Eleanor Peacock; as well as 2 grandsons, Matthew Proto and James Troilo.

You are invited to visit with Frank’s family on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at First Baptist Church of Kennett Square, 415 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Services will begin at 11:00AM. Following services, interment with military honors will be held at Union Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Glad Tidings India Hope, 981 W. Arrow Highway #348, San Dimas, CA 91773 (

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

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May 27, 2022 10:00AM to 11:00AM First Baptist Church
of Kennett Square
415 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service

May 27, 2022 11:00AM First Baptist Church
of Kennett Square
415 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


May 27, 2022 Following Service Union Hill Cemetery
424 N. Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Barb, Linda and your families,
    We were saddened to hear of Uncle Franks passing. Such a kind, gentle man with a heart of gold! He and your Mom led a beautiful life and now they are together again wrapped in God’s arms. They will be missed dearly but fondly remembered always in our hearts!❤️

    Elizabeth & Gary Williamson | May 27, 2022 at 12:05 PM
  2. Mr. Troilo was a dear man. His act of pure kindness to a hurting kid so many years ago is one of my fondest memories. He and Mrs. Troilo are very special to me and I’m so happy to know that they are together again joyfully worshiping their Lord and Savior.
    Donna (Hall) DiBiaso

    Donna DiBiaso | May 27, 2022 at 10:08 AM
  3. I am sad to hear of Frank’s passing, yet happy for him as He enters into His Lord’s presence. I only knew him a few short years at CCDelco, but we always sought one another out for a hug and greeting. What a wonderful, sweet and godly gentleman. I will miss him here, but will look forward to seeing him again. Our loss is certainly Heaven’s gain.

    Sue Ainslie | May 26, 2022 at 5:37 PM
  4. Uncle Frank was so very dear to us. He and Hazel were such Godly influences in our lives, we are so thankful for having known them. He was a wonderful example of a humble servant of God and we will miss him but we rejoice knowing that they are with Jesus and we will see them in heaven. We share your grief and are sorry we can’t attend the service. God bless you all.

    Sheryl and Bob Dolin | May 25, 2022 at 9:56 PM
  5. Sorry to hear of Franks passing. I had the privilege of knowing him from a distance. I too am in leadership at Immanuel church and I also share the same passion to serve the Lord as did Frank. Rest In Peace my brother. We shall meet again. Elder Dino Medori

    Dino Medori | May 25, 2022 at 4:32 PM
  6. Dear Barb and Family,
    So sad to hear of Uncle Franks passing. So glad I was able to see him at the Christmas Party. What a beautiful life he led on his way to his Heavenly Home.
    Love to you all,
    Carla Weaver

    Carla Weaver | May 24, 2022 at 11:11 PM

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