Bruce Trotter Obituary, Death – On November 8, 2022, Bruce D. Trotter, 82, of Macungie, originally of Allentown, died quietly at home. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his cherished family. During their marriage, Bruce was Marjorie A.’s husband. (Guss) Trotter and his wife will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on October 17, 2022. He was the late Douglas D.’s son. and Amelia G. Trotter, who were both born in Allentown (Demko). Bruce went to Emmaus’ Lehigh Valley Baptist Church. Bruce’s character embodies the words of John 15:13. Bruce jumped at the chance to assist his brother-in-law, Herb Guss, by sharing his love for and expertise in high school football coaching.
The Bible says, “Greater love has no man than this,” alluding to the act of laying down one’s life for one’s friends. (When Herb was 39, he was in a catastrophic vehicle accident that severed his spinal cord and leaving him quadriplegic.) For the following 26 years, Bruce worked as Herb’s assistant. Bruce was one of a kind when it came to men. We were all smitten by him. For 38 years, Bruce taught and coached in the Allentown School District, most notably at Dieruff High School.
He is survived by his children, all of whom are from Indiana, in addition to his wife Marjie: Bruce D. (Alicia) of New Smithville, Macungie’s Kimberly A. Waterman and her companion John Shields, and Tiffany, Stanley Cupp’s wife and Zionsville resident. Fountain Hill is also known as Alan, Daniel, and Alan D. Douglas D. (Denise) of Rockland, Maine (Bonita). June C. Christine and Joseph Spang, as well as Christine’s spouse William Poczak, live in Bethlehem. Tyler D. Makayla, Calista, Hale, and Macie, as well as Rhys, are among Bruce’s grandchildren. His sister Maureen Trotter, who died before him, was his direct predecessor.
A memorial service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2022, immediately following a family and friends’ celebration from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will take place in privacy. Donations in Bruce’s memory can be donated to the Allentown Boys & Girls Club or Promedica Hospice in lieu of flowers.