Daniel Paul Troth

Dec. 5, 1946 – Oct. 10, 2018

Daniel Paul Troth passed away on Oct. 10, 2018, at the age of 71.

Born to Celia Zobriscky and Stephen Daniel Troth on Dec. 5, 1946, in Long Beach, California, he spent his adult life working and traveling across the United States.

If you ever needed Dan, you could usually find him in the kitchen or the grocery store, tinkering with projects around the house, or in the driver’s seat on his way to his next adventure. It was best to stay clear once he had his hands on his favorite cookbook, but he loved to share his food and his sense of humor with those he cared about even more than he enjoyed cooking and baking. He would often joke, “Don’t go away mad. Don’t go away hungry. Just go away!” Though he made this comment at most dinners, one of his greatest gifts was his desire and ability to bring people together. Dan was constantly thinking about his loved ones, and it wasn’t uncommon for him to bring small surprises home or send secret gifts.

Dan is survived by his wife Sandy Troth, his daughters Rachel Spratford and Theresa Gibson, his stepchildren Tina Earl, Mary Earl and Dave Earl as well as their spouses and children, and his step-granddaughter Jess Earl. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.

Funeral services

  • Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., at All Souls Cemetery, 4400 Cherry Lane, Long Beach, California.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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