Obituary of Troy F. Waid
Troy Franklin Waid, former resident of Richmond and Pinole, unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Grass Valley on Oct. 12, 2014. He was 72.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at noon, Sunday, Oct. 26, at Lake Wildwood Community Center, 18955 Wildflower Drive, Penn Valley, CA. 95946.
Troy “Buddy/Bud” Waid was born in Cabot, Ark. on March 8, 1942. His parents Troy and Cathy Waid moved the family to San Pablo, Calif., to work in the ship yard when he was 6 years old.
Troy graduated from Richmond High in 1960. He joined the National Guard at the age of 16. He was also a dedicated Richmond Police reserve officer for 24 years, rising to the rank of captain.
Troy worked for TradeWay Furniture store. He owned Troy’s Carpet World in El Sobrante for 18 years. He was a member of the El Sobrante Rotary Club and president for a term.
Troy enjoyed giving back to the community and participating in many fundraising events. He was an active member of both the Richmond and Pinole YMCA. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge of El Sobrante.
After Troy retired, he and his wife Susan relocated, to beautiful Grass Valley. He made many friendships through activities with the Welcome Club and the High Sierra Corvette Club.
Troy and his beloved wife enjoyed traveling to many countries, waterskiing, camping, and golfing. He was known for his teasing, joking, and compassionate, loving personality. He was a stranger to none and a friend to all. To know Troy was to love him. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife Susan Waid; son Mark Waid; daughters, Michelle Chavez and Kelly Peters (Theron Mars); grandchildren, Gabriella Chavez, Santino Chavez, and Kamden Marrs; brothers, Jerry (Alice) Waid, Jack (Barbara) Waid; sisters, Nancy (Louis) Tullos, Teresa (Bill) Whitlow and Nickie (Henry) Schwarzbach; many nieces and nephews and his loyal dog, Roxy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Waid; his mother, Cathy Ivy; and his son, David Waid.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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