Troy, Gordon D., 91 of Holiday, Florida passed away from vascular complications on February 8, 2014 at Medical Center of Trinity. Born November 4, 1922, son of Russell S. and Vera (Rowe) Troy. He was raised in North Grafton, MA where he studied physical education at Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts and was part of the graduating class of 1948.After serving in the Naval Air Corps during World War II, Gordon worked as a physical education teacher, basketball coach, and baseball umpire at Staples High School, Wesport, Connecticut, before changing careers and becoming a sales rep in the building products division of Flintkote Co, Binghampton, New York while residing in Vestal, New York for twelve years and then with ALCOA Aluminum Co, Fairview, New Jersey. Retiring in 1983 to Holiday, Florida from Midland Park, New Jersey after residing there twenty years. Gordon was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting trips to Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics and for over fifty years tirelessly served on the Board of Directors of agencies dedicated to advocating , for special needs children and adults in Broome County, New York ARC; Bergen-Passaic, New Jersey ARC and the Center for Independence, New Port Richey, Florida. He was a past president and treasurer of Forest Hills East Civic Association, and enjoyed tennis, golf, bowling, fishing, playing cards, cribbage, and bocce ball and visiting with many friends spread across the country. He was predeceased by daughter, Wendy M.. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marian D. (Atkins); daughters , Terry and Robin; son, James G. (“Jimmy”); granddaughters, Amanda Browne , Lisa (Rublino) Mamone; great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Center for Independence, INC, 8726 Old Country Road 54, New Port Richey, Florida 34653. Gathering of friends will be at 1pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014. Memorial service to follow at 3pm. He will be peacefully laid to rest at a later date in Bushnell, Florida at the Florida National Cemetery.