John Thomas Trocano

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Obituary

John Thomas Trocano of Upper St. Clair passed away on July 6, 2018, after a long illness. John is survived by his parents, Paschal and Patricia; his daughter Elizabeth Lewis (Michael); his son, Samuel; grandchildren Nora and Henry; siblings Joseph (Diane), Mary Ellen Joseph (Keith), and James (Lauren); and his companion Yvonne Lenhart.
John was born on October 15, 1957. He was a talented artist. His career in metalsmithing began in high school. He went on to earn a BFA from Edinboro University and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He spent more than three decades as a gold/silversmith creating original designs. He also enjoyed his career and colleagues at Red Bull.
He loved travel, concerts, attending Pittsburgh sporting events, and good food with his family and friends. He loved to garden and fix things, and had an amazing gift for both. Most importantly, he was an adoring Pop Pop to his grandchildren.
Family and friends may call on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Warchol Funeral Home, 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333), and attend the funeral service there on Tuesday at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CERF+, an organization that provides a safety net for artists, at cerfplus.org/donate.