John Francis "Jake" Trost

October 27, 1927 - June 12, 2017
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John F. (Jake) Trost, born October 27, 1927 in Galveston, Texas passed away on June 12, 2017 after a long-fought battle with a variety of illnesses. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosaria Sunseri Wilson Trost; mother and father, Herbertine (Teenie) and Peter A. Trost, Sr.; brothers, Peter A. Trost, Jr. and Thomas E. Trost; and grandson, Marc. S. Wilson.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Patsy Seals Lingo Trost; son, John C. (Chris) Trost; sister, Rita Boren, Atlanta, GA; step-daughter, Mary Ann Wilson Ellerman (Tom), Austin, TX; step-sons, Paul J. Wilson (Jackie), Pearland, TX, and Carl W. (Buddy) Lingo (Jeleta), Lubbock, TX; 5 step-grandchildren and one step-great granddaughter.

During Jake’s Junior year at Kirwin High School he began his career with Amoco. He graduated Kirwin High School in 1944.  During World War II he proudly served in the U S Merchant Marines.  Jake was in the U S Army for two years proudly serving overseas in Korea.  He retired from Amoco in 1986 with 43 years of service.  After the passing of his first wife, Jake met Patsy and they were married in July 1988.

One of Jake’s hobbies throughout his life was woodworking and carpentry, and he always had several projects underway. Some were very simple, like building dog houses and rabbit hutches for his son, Paul.  Others were more difficult, such as complete sets of redwood yard furniture for family members and friends.  After their marriage, Jake and Patsy decided to embark on a major project that would prove to be the most difficult and elaborate yet, the complete restoration of their home at 14th Street and Broadway to its original Victorian splendor.  They worked on one room at a time until that room was complete, then would move to the next.  They spent hours doing research into the history of the home, and made many trips into East Texas and Louisiana to purchase the specialty lumber and hardware they needed.  They did everything themselves including the restoration of the original hardwood floors.  And Jake did all the woodwork from “scratch” including making all the baseboards, wainscoting and door and window trims.  It took them twelve years to complete the entire project, which was truly a labor of love.  Their proudest moments were yet to come when the home received the Texas Historical Landmark in 2007.  Jake was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church, and he and Patsy could always be found at the Church helping with various tasks and upkeep, tending to the gardens and greenery around the grounds, and helping decorate the altars, especially during the Christmas and Easter seasons.  Jake was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sacred Heart Men’s Club and was always called on to help cook the meals for their meetings.

Jake’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston, TX. A rosary will begin at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sacred Heart Church, 14th and Broadway, Galveston, TX, with entombment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.

Pallbearers will be Tom Elleman, Eloy Garcia Jr., Keith “Buddy” Guindon, Daniel Kidwell, Mike Medina, and Mark Mosso. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry DelPapa and Mike Sunseri.

We would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff of the Meridian Nursing Home and especially for the care provided in his home by Kim Mitchell and Jennifer Nixon.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary will begin at 6:00 PM.

Service Information

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 11:30 am

Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery


, Dickinson, TX, 77539

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Born: October 27, 1927
Died: June 12, 2017

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Buster Fichera posted on 6/15/17

To the entire Trost family, immediate and extended, my sincerest condolences. Patsy, my heart and prayers go out to you. May the sadness of your heart be tempered by the joys of your memories. Mary Ann, Paul, I think of you often when I look upon the house. The late night food fest and discussions in the kitchen where Jake would whip up just about any meal, but especially his frittata's. Paul and Guy and all the shenanigans. The white flocked Christmas tree and the weekends at the bay house. It was a home filled with life, love and laughter. That phrase was no doubt coined in that home. I will never forget Jake, he taught many of us how to live, love and laugh. I will surely miss him, but I will never forget him.