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Rick J. Trojan Jr.

SALISBURY — Frederick “Rick” Jacob Trojan Jr., 65, died
Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home in Salisbury. Born in Berlin, he was the son
of the late Frederick J. Trojan Sr. and Elizabeth Mumford Trojan Shockley. He
is survived by his wife, Gloria Jean Holland Trojan; a son, Shawn Frederick
Trojan; a daughter, Lori Marie Trojan Downs and her husband, Paul; and two
grandchildren, Kyle and Kara Downs, all of Salisbury. Also surviving are his
sisters, Paula King and her husband, Frank, of Wyoming, Del., and Audrey Taylor
and her husband, Troy, of Palm Bay, Fla.; and a half-sister, Lee Ann McMahon
and her husband, Mark, of Birdsboro, Pa. There are numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Trojan graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in
1964, and later from the Eastern Shore Academy of Criminal Justice at Wor-Wic
Tech. He had worked for 20 years as a correctional officer at E.C.I. in
Princess Anne, Md., where he retired. He then worked for the Wicomico Parks and
Recreation Department in Salisbury. He had also been a master plumber and had
worked in life insurance sales. He was a Vietnam Army veteran, a member of the
American Legion in Salisbury, a member of the Berlin Counsel of the Order of
Demolay and the Berlin/Ocean City Little League. He was an avid hunter and
golfing enthusiast. He had attended Melson United Methodist Church in

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 7, at Burbage
Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor John Oltman officiated. A donation in his memory
may be made to Hope Lodge, 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, Md. 21201, or the
American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801.