Centenarian Gloria Trotsky passed away Jan. 4, 2022. She was 100. A service was held Jan. 7 at Emanuel Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Feldman Mortuary. Rabbis Steven Foster and Emily Hyatt and Cantor Elizabeth Sacks officiated.
Mrs. Trotsky grew up in Casper, Wyo., where her family said she was called “a social butterfly.” She attended Mills College in California before transferring to the University of Colorado at Boulder. It was there she met Martin Trotsky. They were married in 1944 at Hebrew Educational Alliance, and were together 74 years until Mr. Trotsky’s death in 2019.
Mrs. Trotsky was a regular substitute teacher at elementary school music classes in Denver. She was a passionate piano player.
In September, 2021, Mrs. Trotsky celebrated her 100th birthday in Denver with family.
“Gloria will be missed by her loved ones, who will cherish her wonderful ‘roasts’ she would give at family events,” her family said.
Mrs. Trotsky is survived by her children Linda Stevenson, and Jim (Barbara) Trotsky; and four grandchildren.
Contributions can be made to the Martin and Gloria Trotsky Family Foundation in Englewood, and to the CU Boulder Music School.
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