Troy Old

Troy Old

January 1967 ~ August 2019

Troy Edward Old, 52, a loving husband and father of three boys, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at home in Turlock, California after a long battle with cancer. He will always be remembered as “KIND OF A BIG DEAL”.

Troy was born January 31, 1967 to Richard and Judy in Castro Valley, California. He worked in the construction waterworks industry 30+ years with Groeniger & Company, Teichert Construction and HD Supply. His ability to connect with people was like no other.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Teresa Old, his three boys, Bailey (21), Connor (18), Grant (15), his parents Rich and Vickie Old, many sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, favorite nieces and nephews (you know who you are). He was considered the “favorite” uncle and loved his family and friends so much. Troy was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Connolly-Venti.  Troy had a huge passion for life and he lived it to the fullest. He was always the life of the party. This remarkable man that we all loved so much, will forever live in our hearts.

Services and a celebration of Troy’s life will be held at Larsa Banquet Hall, 2107 Monte Vista Ave, Denair on Wednesday, September 4th at 11:00 am.

If you so choose, in lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations to one of the following: A Venmo account has been set-up under the account of @TheOldBoys123 or please donate to the EMC Cancer Treatment Center, Turlock in Memory of Troy Old.

24 Comments

  • Paula Buzzini August 29, 2019 9:33 pm

    I met Troy – Big T – 24 years ago in 1995. Teresa worked at E&J Gallo Winery and I had just started there. They were always inviting friends over for dinner parties and we hung out at our softballs games too. Troy was just a blast to be around and had the absolute biggest heart. The way he always treated Teresa so awesome and welcomed all her friends over any time of the day and night. Teresa and Troy were in our wedding and to this day that means so much to me. Troy would do little things like have some drinks waiting for us to know he was thinking of all his friends. He truly was one in a million and this is without a doubt one of those cases where we lost one of the best humans we could ever have the pleasure of being friends with. We will always love, miss and think of you my friend Troy.

  • Febe August 29, 2019 9:54 pm

    My condolences to the family. My sweet Teresa. I can’t even begin to express how my heart aches for you. I will keep you and the boys in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.!

  • Gary & Peggy Wika August 29, 2019 10:03 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and all your family.

  • Eric and Kathryn Nyquist August 29, 2019 10:09 pm

    Troy WAS the life of the party. Eric and I have been remembering him over the last few days and every moment that comes to mind is full of fun, laughter, and generosity. Long before we became parents Eric and I always said to one another, “if we could do half as good a job as Troy and Teresa we’d be doing great.” Now that we have a son we hope we can be as warm and wise as Troy was. When Troy opened his arms to hug us or opened his home to host us we felt so welcomed and so loved. He made us laugh on dance floors and in drive-thrus and we will always remember him as squeezing the juice out of life and being an incredible friend and family man. We will miss him.

  • Kim Hernandez August 29, 2019 10:48 pm

    There are no words to ease your pain right now but oh so many wonderful memories!!!! The nights playing softball will be ones I treasure forever!! Troy was a man of kindness and laughter!!! You and your boys will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Douglas Doss August 29, 2019 10:48 pm

    My sincerest condolences to the family and many friends of this good young man. I am so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my families thoughts and prayers.

  • Tracy Younkin August 29, 2019 10:49 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the many memories and laughter you shared.

  • Chris Guenther August 30, 2019 12:23 am

    Whenever Troy called to go out to lunch I always made time to get together – great guy – great stories – will be greatly missed!

  • Erin Genest August 30, 2019 12:25 am

    I met Troy and Teresa through Crystal Nyquist 7-8 years ago. Automatically Troy and Teresa were so warm, welcoming, open arms, loving, and a very dynamic couple. Troy was so loved and still is so loved. Teresa and the boys – I am so truly sorry for your loss, Troy was such an amazing man.

  • Linda Essen August 30, 2019 12:59 am

    I can’t express how my heart aches for you. I wish I could take away your pain. Troy was such a shining light in everyone’s life. We will all miss him, but his legacy will live on. Please know that Gerald & I will be praying for you & your boys.

  • Cheri Halsey August 30, 2019 1:02 am

    Teresa, my heart aches for you and the boys. What a wonderful man he was.
    Bud and I thought the world of both of you. I love that when I remember him he has a big smile and is laughing . We should all be remembered like that and the world would be a better place. Such great memories of our softball years!

  • Tammie August 30, 2019 1:12 am

    Words cannot Express how very sorry I am sis. I loved Troy from the first time I met him. He was always happy and He always made me feel welcome. Love you guys so much.

  • Debbie Nyquist August 30, 2019 2:21 am

    Such a sweet sweet man who just breathed joy. You didn’t have to know him long to just be included and welcomed in with a giant teddy bear of a hug. Saying Troy will be missed is such an understatement. We are praying for Our Lord to be with your family as you walk you through the coming days.
    Bob and Debbie Nyquist

  • Debbie Nyquist August 30, 2019 2:23 am

    Such a sweet sweet man who just breathed joy. You didn’t have to know him long to just be included and welcomed in with a giant teddy bear of a hug. Saying Troy will be missed is such an understatement. We are praying for Our Lord to be with your family as you walk you through the coming days.
    Bob and Debbie Nyquist

  • Helen Berry August 30, 2019 6:47 am

    I met Troy thru my daughter and Jeff, him and Theresa were so good to my Kimberly while she was going thru her cancer! My heart aches for Theresa and the boys, he was a great person and will be terribly missed!

  • Tim and Bernie Williamson August 30, 2019 6:58 am

    Troy was a big teddy bear always ready for a hug. We will always remember his heart of gold and his passion for living life to the fullest.

  • Beth Macklin August 30, 2019 11:01 am

    My dear friends –

    Bigger then life! The life of the party! Lived life to its fullest! Troy left us way too early but left behind memories of love, laughter and joy!

    I’m so so sorry for your lose!

    My love, hugs and prayers and with you all.

    Love you dearly,

    Beth

  • Tabatha jorgensen August 30, 2019 3:33 pm

    I only got to know Troy for a short amount of time while employeed at the Turlock Golf and country club. He was always so kind, funny and genuine. Through his actions anyone could see he was a wonderful son, husband, father and friend. You will be missed. My condolences to the Old family.

  • Amy Olguin August 31, 2019 3:13 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. I remember him as an amazing father and a wonderful, warm man. My heart goes out Teresa and his boys.

  • Kim Solis August 31, 2019 3:55 am

    Always a smile, always in love and supportive of his family. Many of the best are gone too soon and Troy was one of the best. Qualiity of life was Troys motto and he always spread that around. Our deepest love and condolences,
    Kim, Lauren and Ashley Solis

  • Kathy Thomas September 2, 2019 5:48 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. I met him when Connor was in my class at Walnut. His legacy will live on through his amazing sons.

    There are no words to ease the pain. Remember the good times and the love you shared. He will be forever in your hearts.

  • Newsome September 3, 2019 3:56 pm

    We were sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. His smile always brightened up the room. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Lee & Cindy Newsome

  • Pat and Renee Costello September 4, 2019 1:50 am

    Our sincere condolences to your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • Chris Russo September 4, 2019 6:41 pm

    So sad to hear. Troy and I grew up together in Fremont and went to grade school and high school together. Always positive and the life of the party. Though we were just in contact through FB since I moved to Colorado he lived a wonderful life and I will always remember the times we had. Prayers to the entire family and peace be with you my friend!!

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