Troy Adam Odendhal

December 25, 1961October 7, 2018

Troy Adam Odendhal, 56, formerly of Severn, Maryland, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his home in Supply, North Carolina on his beloved front porch overlooking the Lockwood Folly River.

Troy was born December 25, 1961 in Baltimore to Patricia and Cliff Odendhal of Berlin, Maryland.

Troy joined the Army after graduating from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, which where he met the love of his life, Mary Jane. The pair’s marriage in Seoul, South Korea was one of Troy’s most vivid memories – trading nuptials during one of the monthly air raid drills. Troy was hired by the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade immediately upon discharge where he worked for 34 years until his retirement as a Senior Computer Scientist in 2017.

Troy will be remembered for his volunteer and community work in many fields. For over 25 years, he was a Volunteer Fireman in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, spending his time at the Odenton and Riviera Beach stations, often in an official capacity. “Coach Troy,” as he was lovingly called, coached his son's soccer and baseball teams at the Severn Athletic Club where he helped shape his son and friends into who they are today. Troy's main hobby prior to and into retirement was as an Amateur Radio enthusiast, where he became a well-respected member of the Radio and Scanner community thanks to his genius with their programming questions. Troy also enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and had several big trips in the plans. As long as Troy was able to have a cold beer, he was a happy tourist.

Troy is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughter Jennifer (Al) Horsman, Glen Burnie; son Justin Odendhal, Philadelphia; grandsons Owen, Brady, Grant, and Liam Horsman, Glen Burnie; brothers Cliff (Donna) Odendhal, Glen Burnie; Chuck (Joselle), Chase; and John, Pasadena, and his parent's Patricia and Cliff Odendhal of Berlin

A celebration of life will be held in Maryland at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel


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Craig Brown

October 14, 2018

Tears. I worked with Troy for well over a decade and he was my best scanner beta tester. He would always go the extra mile and was so talented. My prayers to the family and it seems so unfair to just retire to his new location and to be taken like this. Via con Dios Troy. Regards, Craig Brown

Pat Presnell

October 14, 2018

Deepest condolences to you Mary Jane and the rest of the Odendhal family. You allowed me to know Troy thru the stories and recollections while working with you. My heart goes out to you and your family. He will surely rest in peace, and certainly left this earth too soon.

Sandy Ford Knuth

October 13, 2018

Mary of the nicest people I knew from the agency...I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Troy but heard you talk of him. He sounded like a really good guy. Hoping you and your kids/grandkids find peace.

Susan Hanlin

October 12, 2018

Heartfelt sympathy for the family. I worked with Mary Jane for many years, she was not only my mentor but she is a great friend. So sad for her loss. Troy was a good man and left this world way too soon. Rest in peace Troy. God Bless.

Marty Sippel

October 12, 2018

Mary Jane....

My most sincere condolences. We were just notified of Troy's death yesterday. I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Troy as a "smart cookie" in our data systems group at Ft. Meade. I also remember him as a true "family man", and know that you and your family are missing him so much right now. Sending prayers as you move forward, knowing that you all must have many happy memories to help strengthen you. Blessings on you all....
-Marty Sippel

Mike Brown

October 11, 2018

Like he did for so many other members of the Radio Reference community, Troy was always willing to share his extensive knowledge and expertise with me about the hobby we both love. We communicated often about our moves down south to Brunswick County and I'm glad to know he was able to live that dream. God Bless Troy and his family.

Mary Lee Jones (Reed)

October 11, 2018

Thinking of Troy brings back so many memories. Childhood friends...playing red line in the neighborhood..Hamilton Rec Center..that trip to Hershey Park that our families took in your dad's big old stationwagon. Many good memories of Troy. Rest well my friend.

Billy Adkins

October 10, 2018

Rest in Peace Troymail! and thanks for all your help on