In Memoriam – Michael Trotta

Michael A. Trotta, RAAGE: 89 •Michael A. Trotta, 89, passed away peacefully at home on February 24, 2012. He was a distinguished Architect, artist, and jazz musician, but he embraced that his greatest accomplishment and joy was his dedication to his family. Born in Bronx, NY, Michael’s full and rich life included performing upright bass with top jazz bands of the 30’s and 40’s, serving meritoriously and receiving the Purple Heart in WWII, and designing thousands of churches, synagogues, and other works of art that remain with us, as one of New Jersey’s most highly respected Architects. Surviving Michael are his loving wife, Ruth R., four children, & 5 grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 7-9pm on Tuesday, February 28th, at Riggs Funeral Home on Route 9 in Forked River. A funeral mass will be held at St. Stephen’s Church on Route 9 in Waretown at 11am on February 29th; interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle cemetery in Wrightstown.

Published in Asbury Park Press on February 27, 2012

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