Anthony "Tony" Wayne Troyer

Birth Date: 
Monday, May 1, 1961
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Anthony “Tony” Wayne Troyer, 59, of Wooster died on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born May 1, 1961 in Dover to Owen and Betty Smith Troyer.

Tony had been a customer services representative for the Bargain Hunter for over 41 years.  He was an excellent piano player and had played at the Countryside Chapel and many weddings during his younger days.  Tony was a kind and gentle person who put everyone first before himself and will be remembered for his attention to detail and humor.

Tony is survived by his brother Kevin Troyer of North Port, FL and will be especially missed by his loving dog, Maxx.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his life partner Chris Nussbaum on September 19, 2014.

A celebration of life will be held in the early spring when the flowers are blooming.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice Life Care, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice Life Care, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Service: 

A celebration of life will be held in the early spring when the flowers are blooming.

Condolences

WAS SO SORRY TO HERE THAT TONY HAD PASSED ARE PRAY'S GO OUT TO KEVIN AND HIS FAMILY

Tony was one of the finest people I have had the honor to call friend. I am sorry for your loss.

Dearest Tony,
Thank you for being an incredible friend, accompanying me as a fun-loving classmate from Kindergarten at Berlin Elementary through 12th grade at Central Christian in Kidron (Class of 1979) and as a fellow church member at Farmerstown Mennonite (later, Countryside Chapel in Baltic). We share so many memories over the years! Thank you for playing keyboards at my wedding reception in Brevard, NC and for offering to play impromptu for my sister's wedding reception in Orrville when you learned she had not hired any musicians. You were Mom's (Barbara Miller) best piano student, and she was incredibly proud of your accomplishments. Your cheerful, energetic, positive spirit always brought a smile to my face, and your Christmas cards always arrived first (immediately after Thanksgiving), filled with your delightful greetings. I will miss you deeply as will many others.

My deepest condolences to Tony’s family. We were good friend in high school but hadn’t stayed in touch a lot since then. He was a wonderful person. He played piano for my wedding in 1983. He will be missed.

Dearest Tony,
Thank you for being my wonderful friend, accompanying me for 13 years as a classmate beginning in Kindergarten at Berlin Elementary and finishing together at Central Christian in Kidron (Class of 1979) and as a fellow church member at Farmerstown Mennonite (later, Countryside Chapel near Baltic). We shared an incredible array of memories over the years! Thank you for playing keyboards at my wedding reception in Brevard, NC and for offering to play, impromptu, at my sister’s wedding reception in Orrville at my folks’ home when you learned she had no musicians scheduled for the event. You were Mom’s (Barbara Miller) best piano student, and she was incredibly proud of your accomplishments. I loved your cheerful, energetic, positive spirit, which always brought a smile to my face. Your Christmas cards always arrived first, immediately after Thanksgiving, filled with your happy greetings. I will miss you as will many others. Thank you for enriching my life.

Will miss you dear friend. Thank you for all your help.

So very sorry for your loss! Prayers to all his family and friends.

So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for family and close friends!

Oh Tony I miss you so much already! You have been a wonderful friend and coworker. Thank you for the endless laughs, the common tears, consistent prayers and encouragement. Thank you for always seeing the best in me and telling me. I will try to always hear us singing One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus in your office when I go to chat and you are not there. Rest In His peace.

So sorry to hear about Tony. A really wonderful friend and former co-worker with my daughter, I heard nothing but good about him. My prayers are with the family for healing and comfort.

Prayers and thoughts for all of Tony's family and friends. I worked with Tony for 13 years, and he was the best! Tony was the guy who would catch the things that I missed, dotting all the "i's" and crossing all of those "t's". So kindhearted.

Condolences to Kevin and family. We and Tony shared many good times and much music together. Uncle Tony was an "Uncle" to our children growing up. So grateful for all of the love, laughter and friendship. Rest in peace Tony.

Just happened to see on FB that Tony had passed. We didn't see each other often but I knew he was out there as we kept in touch by phone or usually internet. Tony was a good friend and will be sadly missed by all of us who knew him.It will be hard knowing he isn't out there to chat with. We enjoyed garage sales and chatting on the phone or internet. I am sad for the loss of a good friend and wish his family would have been closer. To Kevin his brother and family, you have my heart felt sympathy. Tony rest in peace,just know that you made a big difference in my life, our lives.

Tony will be greatly missed by many. He was full of humor, mischief and most of all love. An accomplished pianist and gifted listener. We attended high school together at Central Christian and shared friendship, laughter and pranks. He was a rare forever friend. Rest in the arms of Jesus Tony.

Tony was a wonderful man and a dear friend to all at Dalton Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered with love.

Kevin, my heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of Tony. I got to know him when he was in the choir at Dalton Presbyterians Church. When Chris died, I was asked by his family and Tony to officiate at the funeral. What a dear sweet person he was. We exchanged messages on Facebook as recently as the. Christmas season. May God be with you and your family.

I offer by deepest sympathies to Tony’s family. He and I have been friends for a long time after I met him in church. We have stayed touch on social media and I will miss him a lot. He was a kind man.

My heart goes out in sympathy for Tony’s family and friends. He had a special gift of treating everyone as if they were his best friend. What a loss for those of us lucky enough to have known him. I knew him first through Chris and later through Christmas cards and Connecting Families.Tony, your legacy of love lives on. Thank you for your example and for your music.

"Mr T" you are already so missed by so many! It will be so hard for all of us to think of daily life here without you here on earth, but I have a feeling all of us will see you show up in our daily life in some special way from above. You always had a FB or PM, or a personal card sent to life your spirits. Always there, always faithful, always true, that was the Tony we all knew & loved so dearly. I had to smile when I read the comment above about on your Christmas card arriving PROMPTLY after Thanksgiving...your card was ALWAYS the 1st to arrive year after year, and I'd always announced when it arrived Chrismas season could begin because we got Tony's card! Rest in the loving arms of Jesus Mr T, until we meet again. Suzie

I am so saddened by this news. Tony was a fantastic person. He was great to work with. All if us at United Way of Wayne and Holmes will miss him dearly. Prayers for his family and dog Maxx!

I just found out about tony...my heart is broken! His mom Betty and my mom were best
Friends. Tony and me grew up together and kept in touch over the years. Heaven just
Got a amazing piano player!! I know he’s with his mom now....the world will miss you tony!!

I worked with Tony for a number of years at the Bargain Hunter. What a gracious, kind, loving and talented individual. We have remained friends for all these years. i can still remember the day he started at the Bargain Hunter. He had an immediate impact on the quality of product that was being produced and an instant impact on the staff. What a blessing to have known Tony, he will be missed.

So sorry to read the sad news about Tony. My condolences to his family and friends.

I am so sad to hear about Tony’s passing. I was a realtor. Tony and Chris used to come to most of my open houses. One time it was a vacant house and there was a an giving me a bad time. They stayed till it was over. I was not sure what that man was going to do. With love Jeanne.

The news was so shocking to me. I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was a good friend to me. I could always talk to him about the challenges of living in two places, teaching and trying to keep up this big house. I will miss him greatly.

Tony will be missed by his many friends and co-workers. He was a one-of-a-kind guy. My sympathies to brother Kevin.

I saw Tony walking Maxx around the neighborhood; stopped to say "Hi" to Tony a few weeks before he passed. He always had a nice word for me; I will miss him greatly.

We all so enjoyed seeing Tony and Maxx on their daily walks. A cheery hello and a wave always brightened the day! What a wonderful person and a life well lived, he will very much be missed.

Tony and I have been friend for over 40 plus years we were in a group called OutReach Together when our friendship started I will miss his christmas cards we have wrote back and forth Tony was a great person and will be missed

I worked with Tony at the Bargain Hunter as an ad proofreader in the 90's and he was a wonderful friend and fellow to work with. I am saddened to hear of his passing, but more distressed that he lay in a mean state for so long before being found and helped. I know angels were with him and he is now much better and no longer suffering. God bless his family and give them strength and peace as they mourn.

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