William Brady Troendle, Sr. passed away at home surrounded by family at the age of 91. He was born in New Orleans, LA to Hilda & George Troendle. Bill entered the Navy & was the youngest at that time to earn his commission & wings at the age of 20 from Pensacola NAS. He was a naval aviator during World War II & retired after 20 years of service as a Lieutenant Commander. LCDR Troendle served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer during his 1957-1959 Tour in VP-4.
Bill then worked for Nolting, Nichol & O’Donnell which was sold to A.G. Edwards where he worked for many years as the manager until he retired. He was an avid sailor, representing the Pensacola Yacht Club as the team captain for several winning Lipton teams. He was Commodore in 1966 and remained active at PYC for many years. Bill was well known for his great cooking, entertaining & storytelling.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Beverly; his sons Thomas & William Jr. (Barbara), daughter, Carol (Steve), grandchildren William III & Shelby Rose Gaudet (John) & great-grandson William IV.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of United Home Care Services of NWFL for their compassionate care given to our dad these last months.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warriors Project or your favorite charity.
A private memorial was held. Internment with full military honors will be on Friday, June 29 at 11:00 at Barrancas National Cemetery.
See the VP-4 1958 Cruise Book pg 5 www.vp4association.com