Gary Troescher Hurrican Irma Victim

Hi, this is Amanda, Gary Troescher's daughter.  My dad Gary had recently moved to Marathon Florida Keys to pursue his dream job.  When Hurricane Irma was headed to the Keys, he said he wanted  to ride out the storm. We all told/asked him to evacuate, but he didn't. His best friend Shane of 40+ years was with him during the storm and he is still stuck over there with no way to leave.

My dad passed away on Sept 14th.  After Irma came through, he was in bad shape and was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. His right leg was 4 times its normal size and his left leg was 3 times its size. The doctor said his blood pressure was sky high and so was the rest of his charts.

He stopped breathing 3 times and they had an oxygen tube going to him. The hospital had no idea he had family so I'm assuming he was unconscious when he arrived. The third time he stopped breathing,  his heart stopped and they couldn't revive him.  My mom Dara spoke with the doctor who had treated Gary during his time at the hopsital and they were both able to confirm it was Gary who passed away.

We all miss Gary very much and are asking for donations to help with the costs of having his body transported from Florida back to Picayune, Mississippi,  the funeral & burial, and the cost of his suit. Any dontions are much appreciated and we would be grateful if you could share this campaign with your friends and family.


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    • $40 
    • 48 mos
  • Larry Hochhaus 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Carlton and Tina BOSWELL 
    • $20 
    • 50 mos
  • Craig and Diana Tapps 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Greg Doan 
    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Hickman 
Picayune, MS
Dara Troescher 
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