Obituary: Louis Trongale – 1934-2017

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Louis Trongale

It is with love and sadness that we announce the passing of Louis Trongale on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

He was a loyal son, a wonderful husband, an incredible father and a faithful friend.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 13, 1934, to Ben and Frances Trongale, he moved to Los Angeles at a young age with his parents and his sister, Lee.

Lou graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and began working at General Telephone Company as a lineman and underground equipment operator.

Lou was drafted into the Army in 1957, serving three years of active duty in Germany, and six years in the Army Reserves, returning to General Telephone Company and retiring after 34 years.

Upon retiring, Lou began a business, Lou’s Firewood, serving the Hemet and surrounding area for many years.

Lou is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his three sons Greg (Bertha), Chris (Sue) and Dan; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He has two stepsons, Eric (Tina) and Rick (Kathy); and step-granddaughter Candice.

We are profoundly grateful to the staff of Vista Montana Senior Living Facility and Devonshire Care Center for providing Lou with the best quality of care and comfort.

Services will be held at Miller-Jones Mortuary at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, Hemet.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Living Free Animal Sanctuary, 54250 Keen Camp Road, Mountain Center, CA 92561.

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