John W. Troxell

The family has created a scholarship for students attending the College of Business Administration of Kent State University in John's name. Memorial donations can be made to the John W. Troxell College of Business Administration Scholarship (#31723) either by check, payable to the Kent State University Foundation, put Account # 31723 on check, and mailed to Kent State Gifts Processing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001; or charged online via When online, on Step 1, designate the gift in memory of "John W. Troxell" and in Step 3, designate as "Other" and write "John W. Troxell" in there too.
John Wesley Troxell, 67, of Lewes, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, DE.

John was born to the late James and Sarah Troxell, May 5, 1947, in Clearfield, PA. John graduated from Richmond Heights High School in 1965, and received a BBA in 1970, and an MBA from Kent State University, Kent OH, in 1973. He married Dr. Laura Helene Beale Troxell in 1970. They lived together in Ohio and Newark, DE, before relocating to Lewes, in 2011.

John had a long career in banking. He started as a bank examiner for the federal government and ended as a Senior Vice President and Director of Management Information Systems for First USA Bank in Wilmington, until he retired in 1994. John then began working in the field of education in local area schools doing technology support, and as a computer technician for the libraries of the University of Delaware.

John loved to travel with his family and ride his Harley. He was an amateur astronomer and photographer, winning the first place "Seasons" photo award for the State of Delaware in 2003.

John is survived by his wife, daughter, Heather Troxell Hendrickson (John), of Merion Station, PA, and his two grandchildren. John is also survived by his sister, Susan Versal of San Jose, CA.

A memorial gathering in honor of John will be held for family and friends at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, DE. Please visit John's Life Memorial Website and sign his online guestbook at