Harry “War Eagle” Trachy, age 79, of Gulf Breeze passed away comfortably on March 4, 2018.
Born April 24, 1938 in Birmingham, AL, son of Harry Oliver Trachy, Sr. and Lena Thompson Trachy. He grew up in the West End area of Birmingham where he met the love of his life Patricia Ann Patterson in high school. The couple married in their freshman year at Auburn University in 1957. Following graduation as a mechanical engineer, they moved to Arlington, VA for Harry to serve in the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1961 they moved to Gulf Breeze when Harry went to work for American Cyanamid and he later joined Armstrong World Industries until retirement.
Harry’s positive attitude, honesty, integrity, spirituality, and immense sense of family and friendship will be forever remembered and deeply missed.
Preceded by Patricia Patterson Trachy, his parents, and two sisters Louise Trachy Spradling and Ann Trachy Howell.
Surviving are his son Randal Trachy and wife Trish Trachy, his daughter Terri Trachy Davidson and husband David Davidson, and grandchildren: Allison Trachy Hill and husband Sam Hill, Jarrod Vaughn, Michael Davidson and wife Brooke Davidson, Robyn Davidson Crowson and husband Collin Crowson.
The visitation will be Friday, March 9th at 2:00 PM, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM and reception at the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 or Covenant Hospice, 5041 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504. You may offer condolences, share memories, and sign the guestbook at www.rose-lawn-fh.com.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Doug & Michelle CombsSarasota, FL
Terri and David,
You have our deepest sympathy. Remember all the good times.
Katherine TakoshSarasota, FL
Randy and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gwen Owens & Lynn CauleyPensacola, FL
Having worked with Harry many years at Cyanamid, it is with great sorrow that I read of his death.
To all Family Members , I sincerely offer my condolences.
Harry was one of my favorite co-workers.
Charles KingPensacola, FL
What a great man! We miss him already. I always looked forward to seeing Mr. Trachy. He always met me with a big smile, made everyone feel at ease, and was just such a warm uplifting person to be around ... a real role model. Heaven sure is lucky to get him and we were lucky to know him.
David LandfairGulf Breeze, FL