Born in Tolland, CT, Bob served his Country enlisting in the U.S. Navy - serving 1979 through 1985. Bob continued up through 2021 serving and supporting local Veterans needs via his past good standing membership in the American Veterans Motorcycle Club and as an Officer of the American Legion Post 4 out of Haverhill. There, Bob also served as Chaplin for the Legion Sons, and Sgt. At Arms with Post 4 American Legion Riders. “Tryke” toured the roads and byways on this Harley Davidson 3-Wheel Tryke Motorcycle, down to Gettysburg and the Rolling Thunder Demonstration in Washington D.C. to remind our Government “never forget” - honoring and remembering our POWs/MIAs.
Bob donated his time, talents and money supporting “Bikers Helping Bikers” via the Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivor's Funds on the North and South Shores and Worcester County, jumping in on moments notice a local riders' family was in need. His U.S. Navy experiences on the water continued with his boating and fishing the Merrimack River. In the winter months, Bob loved being out in nature on his ATV and snowmobile, exploring the New England trails.
Bob leaves his loving wife Antonia (“Toni”); daughter Jene and her husband, Jacob, step son Chris Bahatouris; Grandchild CJ, Braydon, Aayna, Zain and Christopher; and his three buddy dogs, Buster, Angel and Omiro, and so many Brother & Sister Veterans and Motorcyclists friends, Brothers and Sisters.
Bob had a career in mechanical engineering, and could figure out and fix everything. He was a 'Handyman's handy Man,” and more often than not donated those talents and his time to others in need.
Cremated by choice after his July 21, 2021 passing due to sudden heart failure, Bob Tryke's Internment Services with full military honors will be on his 61st Birthday, Friday, April 29, 2022 at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 3:00 p.m. start.
A group of his Brothers and Sisters motorcyclists will slow ride in his memory with a caisson carry his ashes on Friday, April 29, 2022 from his American Legion Post 4 at 1314 Main Street in Haverhill, gathering at 11:00 a.m.
Bob's American Legion Riders and American Veterans MC Brothers and Sisters leading his “Last Ride” will depart 12:00 noon for the 60+ back roads slow ride to the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscowen, NH for the 3:00 services. Family and Friends will then gather at a local eatery near the Cemetery for some food, and to toast, roast, and remember how much Bob gave to them before his untimely passing in 2021. Ride in Peace, Brother Bob “Tryke” Trousdell. We salute and thank you for adding to our lives. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in "Tryke's" name to the American Legion Post 4, 1314 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830, for area youth Junior Navy ROTC scholarships. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com
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