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ALI Mourns the Loss of Gerald "Jerry" Trolz

Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sydney Scarbrough

Born November 27, 1935 in Manchester, Michigan, Gerald "Jerry" Trolz passed away July 19, 2020 in Elkhart, Michigan. Jerry served as the President of Goshen Stamping from 1973-2016 and was an active ALI member. He helped organize the golf tournaments that were held at ALI meetings throughout the 1980s, making lifelong connections with fellow ALI board members and their families.


Keith Liskey, ALI board member and Senior Advisor at Strongwell, said: 

"With Jerry, what you saw is what you got. An old-fashioned, intelligent, hard working, honest guy with a very big heart and no hidden agendas."

Manny DeSantis, ALI board member and President and CEO of Valley Fastener Group, said: 
"They don’t make them like him anymore but the one word that best described him to me was 'class'."


Jerry's volunteer involvement wasn't limited to ALI -- he was also very involved in his local community. In 2017, Jerry received the Guy Gunlach award for making a difference in the Elkhart Community and he also received the Goshen Chamber Legacy Award for being the president of the Goshen Industrial Park for 20 years. To honor Jerry, memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Boys and Girls Club of Goshen. Read his full obituary here. ALI sends its condolences to the family, many friends and coworkers, colleagues, and others affected by the loss of Jerry. He will be missed by all of those who knew him at ALI. 

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