On Jan. 3, 2020, John F. Troyan Jr. of Mattituck was called home to be with our Lord. He was 82 years old.
John was born on July 24, 1937, in Riverhead, N.Y., to Helen Wanda (Kolymago) and John F. Troyan Sr. of Aquebogue, N.Y.
He graduated from Riverhead High School in 1954.
John joined the United States Air Force. He received training in electronics, which led his 20-year career around the world and eventually being assigned to Scott AFB in Illinois. That led him to being on the team that built the C-5 Galaxy (largest cargo aircraft in the military). John retired with the rank of chief master sergeant. Settling down in Mattituck, John was a constant fixture on Love Lane in Mattituck, opening his business, Troyan Audio and Video repair.
He was a proud member of the Elks, Polish Hall, the American Legion, the VFW and Mattituck Fire Department.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Troyan, and siblings Cecilia Naugles and Thomas Troyan. He is survived by his two daughters, Teresa Porter (Troyan) of Mattituck and Mary Troyan of Riverhead; two granddaughters, Rebecca Porter of Hanover, Md., and Sara Porter (Davis Hay, fiancé) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and siblings Lucille Zuhoski, Theresa Kobylenski and Peter Troyan.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue, officiated by Father Stan Wadowski. Interment with U.S. Air Force Honors will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest beside his loving wife, Elizabeth (Betty).
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Veterans Home, Muscular Dystrophy Association or IGHL (Independent Group Home Living). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
This is a paid notice.