SHARON, Pennsylvania, (MyValleyTributes) – Orville Paul Trowbridge, 82, of Sharon, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in his home.

Mr. Trowbridge was born October 2, 1939, in Irwin, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Clarence and Ellie Mae (Petry) Trowbridge.

He attended Mercer High School.

Prior to his 36-year career as a millwright at Sharon Steel’s former Farrell plant, he worked in the area as a farmhand.

Following his retirement, he enjoyed working alongside his grandchildren at Beighley Construction.

Orville enjoyed hunting and bowling. He was also in a CB Radio Club and went by the handle “Orbit.” Later in life, he found joy in painting, especially painting by numbers. As a racecar fan, he was honored to be a push-truck driver at Mercer Raceway Park.

His wife, the former Hazel Jane Adams, whom he married on June 29, 1959, passed away on June 20, 2022.

He is survived by three daughters, Debra Beighley, Karen Boggs, both of Sharon, and Sherry Patton (Wayne), Munford, Tennessee; four sons, Joseph Trowbridge (Dannette), Millington, Tennessee, Dennis Trowbridge (Joyce), North Lima, Ohio, Kevin Trowbridge (Sherri Kay), Meyersdale, Pennsylvania and Brian Trowbridge, Albion, Pennsylvania; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two more on the way. Also surviving is a brother, Ralph Lawrence (Sarah), Florida.

In addition to his parents, Orville was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ralph Lawrence; and five sisters and one brother.

Calling hours will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Friday, July 29, 2022 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral service will be at  12 Noon, Friday, in the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Wilson, Officiating.

Interment: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.