Don C. Trowbridge, Sr., 77, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Friday, July 6, 2007 at Peace River Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte.
Born June 9, 1930 in Waldo, Florida, to Elman E. and Annie E. (nee-Thigpen) Trowbridge, Don, an experimental mechanic with Ford Motor Company for 31 years, retired to Port Charlotte from Mount Clemens, Michigan in 1984. Don was a member of the Masonic Order, and Y’s Mens Club of Port Charlotte, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean War.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Louise N. Trowbridge; three sons, Don C. Trowbridge, Jr. of Mobile, AL, Tom L. Trowbridge of Port Charlotte, and John P. Trowbridge of Punta Gorda, FL; two daughters, Sheri E. Fiocco of Punta Gorda and Nanette L. Trowbridge of Clinton Township, MI; two sisters, Christine T. Gibson of Lake Placid, FL and Shirley A. Hakes of Trenton, SC; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.