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Morris Troy

Morris “Morey” Troy

Denver native and community leader Morris “Morey” Troy died on February 18, 2023. He was 83. A service was held on February 20 at Mt. Nebo Memorial Park, officiated by Rabbi Ahron Wasserman. Arrangements were made by Feldman Mortuary.

Born on May 18, 1939 and growing up on the West Side, Mr. Troy attended Cheltenham Elementary School, Lake Middle School, North High School and DU before entering the commercial laundry business at Laundry Service, Inc., his business of 50 years. He later entered the industrial equipment business.

In January, 1962, Mr. Troy married Joan Cohen; they were a couple until Mr. Troy’s passing.

Mr. and Mrs. Troy were well known for their support of the Colorado State Patrol Foundation and many other police officers’ organizations. They also assisted groups that cared for the families of fallen officers.

The couple lent support to many Jewish organizations in the Denver area.

“His most important thing was to keep Judaism alive,” said Mrs. Troy. “He helped foundations that helped kids study Judaism who couldn’t afford it.

“He wanted to support everyone he could.”

Mrs. Troy also noted that her husband was “a fancier of automobiles.” Mr. Troy invested in numerous IndyCar racing teams, and was a regular at the Indianapolis 500. He was also a stakeholder in the Grand Prix of Denver.

A one-time owner of an Indy 500 pace car, Mr. Troy was once associated with Rahal-Letterman Racing.
Survivors are Joni Troy; children Alan (Elissa Sterling) Troy, Gary (Tee) Troy, Jay Troy, Tammy (David Lutterkort) Troy and Randy Troy; and six grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Yeshiva Toras Chaim.

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