Mr. Robert A. Trisler, 93, originally from Dayton, Ohio and a longtime resident of Vandalia, Ohio; Tucson, Arizona; and Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday January 5, 2014 at 8:10 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville. He was born April 19, 1920 the son of the late H. Lee & Florence (Faig) Trisler.
He was a 1938 graduate of Fairview High School in Dayton, Ohio and served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Intrepid in the Pacific during World War II. He knew the Wright Brothers in his youth and maintained a life-long love of flying which led to a career at Trans World Airlines.
He was a member of the Dayton Masonic Temple and later the Vandalia Masonic Lodge where he achieved the standing of 32nd Degree Mason. He was actively involved in Scouting with Troop 307 in Vandalia. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and later trailering with his wife in retirement traveling much of the US.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Daisy E. Trisler.
He is survived by his stepsister, Peggy McKeand of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter and son-in-law: Connie & Roger Brocious of Greenville, OH; son and daughter-in-law: Don Trisler & Catherine Davis of Cohasset, MA; grandchildren: Molly Trisler, Jeff and April Brocious, Gus and Anita Brocious; great grandchildren: R. Don and Ashley Brocious, and Adam Brocious, Nicole and Jessica Brocious, and the values he taught us all.
"A son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love." - unknown.
A service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday January 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel, 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Private family burial will be held at Dayton Memorial Park, Dayton, Ohio. The family will have a gathering at 10:00 AM in the chapel before the service.
Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com