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Nick Trolley

August 22, 1936 - February 1, 2016

Nick Trolley, 79. of Shadyside, Ohio passed away on Monday February 1, 2016 with his family by his side.
Nick was born August 22, 1936 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Edward and Sophia Zatezalo Trolley.
He was retired from the Ormet Corporation Hannibal, OH, and a member of St Mary Catholic Church Shadyside where he was a former organist.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was infant brother, Richard Anthony Trolley.
Surviving are 4 daughters, Nikki (James) Fleming of Croton, OH, Lori (Mike) Kernik of Shadyside, OH, Lisa (Chad) Smith of St. Clairsville, OH and Amy (Dominic) DeFelice of Shadyside, OH, a sister, Martha Luke of Shadyside, OH, 7 grandchildren, Tim and Jonathan O’Grady, Michael and Steve Kernik, Tristen and Lexie Smith and Dante’ DeFelice ,6 great grandchildren, Timmy, Rhyan, Brandon, Kayla, Bo and Karli, his former wife, Sandra S. Trolley of Shadyside, OH.
Nick was a professional musician for over 60 years having worked with numerous bands throughout the Ohio Valley. His band “Nick Trolley and the Imperials” was a favorite from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. He also had the great pleasure of working with the “5 D’s” in more recent years. Nick loved many forms of Music but Jazz was a definite favorite.
Nick’s passion for musical performance has been passed down and lives on through his children, grand-children and great grand-children. He will be sadly missed.
A memorial visitation, will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, East 40th Street, Shadyside, Ohio Monday February 8, 2016, from 10am until time of celebration of Life and Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 11am with Fr. Samuel Saprano officiating.
Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to, Artists on Call, a non- profit organization, to establish a music scholarship in Nick’s name, @ Pob 297, Croton, Ohio 43013.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Time: 11:00 am


St. Mary Catholic Churchl

350 E. 40th Street
Shadyside, OH

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

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