Jack Richard Trommer, beloved husband of Wendy L. Trommer, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 8, 2018.
Born in Cook County, IL, he was the son of the late Benjamin Trommer and Mary Brown.
Jack had a long and distinguished career at Raytheon Marine Company. He helped design and bring to Market many of the companies navigational aides. He was also heavily involved in setting up the precursor systems to today's GPS. After retirement from Raytheon he joined his wife in helping out with local community theatre. He was very proud of bringing Theatre in the Park to city of Manchester, NH and of building "Greased Lightening", the car from Grease with the props crew, as well as working with the non-profit group FIRST. Through these endeavors, Jack made many lasting friendships and will be missed by all. Always quick to smile. Always willing to lend a hand, but slow to ask for help, he was a very special person.
Jack loved to fish, golf, and bowl, not necessarily in that order. Family members will tell you, he was extremely competitive in all things and was his own worst critic when he failed.
In addition to his wife of 37 years, he is survived by two daughters, Colleen Tracy Trommer, and Wendy Sue Zimmerman; six grandchildren, Natalie Rose, Morgan Elizabeth Trommer, Angela Trommer, Robert Trommer, Matthew Zimmerman, and Jennifer Zimmerman; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Loretta Klinakis.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Richard Trommer, Jr.
A visitation will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Reedy Fork Baptist Church followed by the funeral service at 3:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Ste 5000, Greenville, SC 29601.
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