Joseph E. Tross­bach

Record Observer - - OBITUARIES -

PRICE — Joseph Eu­gene Tross­bach died on Wed­nes­day, June 28, 2017, at Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Nurs­ing and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion in Ch­ester­town. He was 78.

Born on Nov. 9, 1938, in St. Ini­goes, St. Mary’s County, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph Eu­gene Sr. and Lil­lian M. Bis­coe. He at­tended St. Michael School in St. Mary’s County. He worked on the fam­ily’s farm. He mar­ried Glo­ria J. Wood on June 14, 1958, they moved to Anne Arun­del County, where he worked with Mathias Muller Land­scap­ing dur­ing Route 301 con­struc­tion. He then op­er­ated heavy equip­ment for Haver­hill Con­struc­tion for many years. He and his wife moved to Price, Md., where he helped in­tro­duce to­bacco farm­ing. Mr. Tross­bach re­tired from Haver­hill Con­struc­tion in 2000, fol­low­ing health re­lated is­sues. He en­joyed adult day­care, horse races, Dover Downs, fish­ing, crab­bing and his fam­ily.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Glo­ria Jean Tross­bach; two sons, Don­nie Tross­bach (Pat) of Sudlersville, Md., Brian Tross­bach (Bob­bie Jo) of Church Hill, Md.; two daugh­ters: Karen Schauber (Pepsi) of Ch­ester­town, Md., Patty Tross­bach (Jane) of Ch­ester­town; four broth­ers, Phillip Tross­bach, Robert Tross­bach, Richard Tross­bach, Daniel Tross­bach; two sis­ters: Lu­cille Si­vak, Ida Lacey; grand­chil­dren: Daphne, James, Angie, Chris, Kris­ten, Collin, Carly, Maddie; and great grand­chil­dren, Christo­pher, Dy­lan, Alanna, Kylie and Tan­ner.

He was pre­de­ceased by a daugh­ter, Shel­ley Walls, in 2016.

A Mass of Chris­tian burial was held on Satur­day, July 1, at Sa­cred Heart Catholic Church in Ch­ester­town, Md. In­ter­ment was in Crump­ton Ceme­tery.

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