Let the memory of John be with us forever.
  • 70 years old
  • Born on April 26, 1948 in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Passed away on March 24, 2019 in Pennsylvania, United States.

Dr. John "Terry" Troup passed in peace on Sunday March 24, 2019 at the age of 70 years old.  Born on April 26, 1948 to Elizabeth and Walter Troup and brother of Barbara Ann Cherry, Terry was formerly the husband of Dr. JoAnn Cohen and father to Stephen Russell Troup, and the former husband and cherished friend of JoAnne Orzol, father to Jennipher Laura Troup and Bryan Edmund Troup, and is survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Terry will be fondly remembered as a wonderful friend, a loving father, and for over 25 years was a distinguished Professor and Doctor at Temple University Hospital and Medical School.  We will cherish and remember him forever.

Posted by Joanne Orzol on April 26, 2019
Hi John,
Today is your birthday and with each passing day, I miss you more and more. When the phone rings, It is not you. How I wish you had more time on earth but I realize that this is selfish of me. You are not in pain anymore and seeing Jesus. You are happy and that is what matters. One day I will see you again. You are so beautiful and always were. The song with the Angel keeps playing in my head. I love you forever.
Posted by Arley Johnson on April 1, 2019
When ever I saw Dr. Troup, I automatically began to smile as his humor was a leading part of his charismatic personality. He taught me so much about cardiac rehab and inspired me to pursue proficiency in the subject matter. Also, I looked to him as a mentor and good friend. I knew he would always have words of wisdom for me when needed. God called home a a man who left a strong, positive imprint on this world and he will be remembered as such. -sorrowfully, Arley
Posted by Jo Ann Cohen on April 1, 2019
More than 40 years ago I was running on a treadmill in the Temple University Biokinetics Lab for a study you were conducting. You asked about a concert tour I took to Romania and Bulgaria. The tour was an eye-opening experience for me, and you seemed fascinated by my insights. I became enchanted by your kindness and delighted with your sense of humor. On my next tour, I was detained in Poland for an emergency appendectomy and while no one else could find me, you tracked me down to a hospital in a tiny town called Opole. You were there to meet my flight when I returned to the US to find my mother dying of cancer. You never hesitated to drive me from Philadelphia to North Brunswick each week to see her, even though she did not approve of our relationship, and would not let you enter her home. You waited patiently in the car while I visited and then drove me back to Philadelphia always sensitive to the emotional turmoil I was experiencing. Nothing was too much for you.
We married and had a beautiful son named Stephen Russell, but then we grew apart. I knew I would never find anyone with your amazing sense of humor. It is painful to think about how much I missed it, although you were always willing to respond when I needed assistance. I remember calling in a panic when Stephen suddenly became deaf. You told me it couldn’t possibly be serious and tested his hearing to find his Eustachian tubes filled with fluid. It was one of the coldest days of the year and you brought him to your house. Stephen was sitting in front of the TV, sound turned to the loudest when you accidentally locked yourself out. You pounded on the windows and door hoping he would hear. You ended up climbing a ladder to the third floor where you entered through an unlocked window to prevent yourself from freezing to death. You called to tell me that, indeed, Stephen’s hearing was profoundly affected, but the Ampicillin he was prescribed would wipe out the problem in a few days. On the other hand, you were not sure your fingers and toes would ever thaw out!
There are countless stories I could relay that display your unique sense of humor and unbounded kindness. Your love for others is compelling. I remember you saying:
              For when the One Great Scorer comes
              To write against your name,
              He marks-not that you won or lost-
              But how you played the game.
I’m sure the One Great Scorer will be delighted to add you to his fold. But for those of us who are left here, there is no one who can fill your shoes, John, and there never will be.
Posted by Joanne Orzol on March 29, 2019
Hi John,
   This is so hard to write as my heart is breaking. You were my best friend and always will be. The time spent with you will always be cherished. You were a wonderful father to Steven, Jen, and Bryan. You inspired your friends, patients, and family. We will miss your witty sense of humor, warm heart, gentle manner, and precious smile that lit the room. You will be forever in our hearts. I will always remember the week before your passing at breakfast with Wawa coffee, and other meals with our talks about how much you love your children, the Hershey boys, and all of the fond memories of the past and looking forward to watching the Philadelphia Phillies and sport channels. However, God had other plans and you are watching from heaven. Thank you for the honor of knowing you in a unique way and creating memories to last a life time. You will always be treasured in my heart. Till we meet again. I love you forever.
Posted by Mark Coulter on March 26, 2019
My dear Uncle, The man who gave me countless pep talks, the man I went to if I have any question, especially medical , the man that I could talk to about anything, and never judged me. Remember when I was little boy gowning up we were watching a war moving, he said I can pick a tank up, of course me, I said no way, he went into my bedroom picked up my toy tank, said see I can pick a tank up, course I lost the bet. Lesson learned. I'm surely gonna miss you, but will see you sometime again, long with pap n gramma. Go with the Angels
Posted by Laura Shelton on March 26, 2019
Okay my friend...remember all the times we discussed the craziness of death and funerals? So you crossed over...what's it like over there? You didn't want me to say any of the traditional things like, rest in peace so...stay awake and party with me! Doubt I could keep up with you now! You're young and healthy again which means you are full of vinegar and up to no good! I have the biggest smile on my face just picturing you now! Devil in your eyes and a grin from ear to ear.  So who do I cry to when my feelings are hurt? Who do I get free doctor advice from? Who do I go to dinner with? Oh yeah, we were supposed to go to Applebee's and spend my gift certificate remember? Who am I gonna be on the phone with and fall asleep on? How many times did you tell me, "I won't keep you, I just need to hear your voice" and 2 hours later I was still trying to get off the phone? Who's gonna call and ask if I finished my project and what project is next? Who am I gonna call and say, "You're not gonna believe this..yes you will cuz it's my luck"? Who's gonna tease me about my tiny car and ask how Fred and Wilma are? Who's gonna drive me all over Upper Darby and beyond, looking for an open diner, at midnight, on a Sunday?  Who's gonna cook for me like I'm a queen and send me home with a doggy bag for no reason at all? Who's gonna take me to Hershey and get LOST? Who's gonna save my son's legs after he had seen his own doctor and an ER doctor? I sent you pictures and you called and said oh yeah, it's,..... and in a week he was 90% better!!! Sweetheart, all the years I have known you, I have loved you. You are the kind of friend that I will miss for the rest of my life. Kind, considerate, compassionate, honorable, helpful, spirit lifting, laughter bearing, humble, generous, passionate, smart, good looking gifted, and last but not least...loving. You never met a stranger...only a friend you didn't know well yet. You spoke to everyone and gave them your big smile...ripples in the pond.  I love you Dr. John!!!
Posted by Mandi Wilson on March 26, 2019
Rest peacefully, my friend. I'll forever cherish our many years of friendship - hours of talking and laughing, even your corny sense of humor. One of the kindest human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will always miss you.

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