Gerard “Bib” D. Troilo West Grove

Gerard “Bib” D. Troilo, 91, West Grove, died Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Christine E. Paisley Troilo, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage.

Born in Collingswood, N.J., he was a son of the late Joseph and the late Eleanor Troilo Teti. Mr. Troilo served our country in the Navy during WWII.

He was general superintendent of the General Motors Boxwood Plant, retiring in 1985 after 38 years of service.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, boating, carpentry, and managed his own crops including fruit trees and grapes. He loved Phillies baseball and was a member of the Old Timers baseball hall of fame in Kennett Square. He was a 38-year member of the Avon Grove Lions club.

In addition to his wife Christine, Bib is survived by two sons, Joseph D. Troilo (Pauline) of Avondale, and Gerard S. Troilo (Cathy) of Wilmington; one daughter, Cynthia T. Zerillo (James) of Bear; two brothers, Frank Troilo (Hazel) of West Chester, and Nicholas Teti (Anna) of Kennett Square; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Garrett Michael in 1975, and two sisters, Nancy Schiavone and Eleanor Peacock.

You are invited to visit with Bib’s family and friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-869-2685) 200 Rose Hill Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. An additional viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday Aug. 11 at Assumption BVM Church 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390. His Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106 or the Avon Grove Lions Club 600 Baker Station Road West Grove, PA 19390. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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