Gregory Charles Trojan

June 20, 1953December 15, 2012
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Gregory Charles Trojan beloved husband, son, godfather, cousin, nephew, friend and “uncle” passed away peacefully on Dec 15, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His grace and strength of character while he battle an aggressive cancer for a year and half, was an inspiration to those who knew him. He was born in Omaha in 1953 to Charles and Marie Ann (Masek) Trojan, an only child. He graduated High School in Omaha in 1971 and joined the United States Navy in 1980. The Navy sent him to graduate school to earn his Masters of Business Administration and also to numerous other government schools. Of note, He was a member of the first crew (plank owner) on the ship USS Fort McHenry. Commander Trojan was a superb manager and auditor but his real love was leading sailors at sea. Lymphoma in 1998, though in successful remission, meant elimination from sea duty and Greg retired from the Navy in 2002 as a Commander. Greg volunteered to be the primary care giver to Roslyn’s mother Betty. Upon Betty’s death he opened Trojan Associates, Inc, a management consultant company when the couple moved to Colorado Springs in 2006. Greg focused on his beloved family and friends, especially his fellow musicians. A great supporter of Polka music, he was inducted into the Omaha Sokol Hall of Fame in 2007. He was a professional piano and button accordion player and also played drums and the piano. He played with several bands: Basement 3, Ron Nadherny, Dick Janak, Ernie Kucera, Frankie Remar, Eddie Janak, Al Grebinek, Jim Bochnicek, Studio Trio, Leo Lonnie, Coppersmiths, Bored of Directors, Dean Hansen, Lincoln Czech Choraliers, Omaha Czech Brass Band, and many others. He recorded with Frankie Remar, Ernie Kucera, Ron Nadherny, A Tribute to Jerry Mazanec, Studio Trio, & Leo Lonnie. He was also a loyal Corn Husker! He loved playing music. While in the Navy, he would fly into NE from Washington, DC or where ever stationed to play dance jobs and while in CO, he would drive to NE just to play with bands. He was well known for his great accordion playing and being a wonderful friend to so many. He will be missed. Greg leaves behind his wife Roz, his dad Charlie, and so many beloved relatives and friends. His last wish was for everyone to know he went to eternal happiness and peace.


  • Christian Burial Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gregory Charles Trojan

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Ron Nadherny

June 23, 2013

Roslyn, our love will always be with you!
Greg was a member of my Polka Band for
30 years. A Fabulous musician, perfect
gentlemen, and above all, a very special
friend. Rest in Peace!!!

Jean Zagozda

June 20, 2013

Happy "First Birthday in Heaven", Greg. I'm sure by now you've taught the Celestial Choir a few Czech tunes, and Heaven's the happier place for it. :)

My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends remembering Greg today.

February 4, 2013

Roz, My deepest sympathy goes out to you, Greg was a wonderful person, friend and relative. You will always be in my thoughts. Call me if you ever need to talk, Love, Your Cuz Teresa Ekstein

Glynette Smith

January 23, 2013

I find your name on my cellphone, and want to call you or text you. I miss you so much. You were a postive role model to everyone who knew you. Cousin Glynette

January 23, 2013

Greg you are and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew you. I miss talking with you.

Cousin Darlene Miller

Connie (Krul) Camacho

January 22, 2013

Greg was not only my cousin,but before that he was my friend. I miss you. Connie (Krul) Camacho

Nina Blemmer

January 21, 2013

Greg enriched the lives of everyone he met. His genuine concern for others, his wonderful sense of humor, and his encouragement inspired us to be better human beings.

Mike Matulka

January 18, 2013

I have known uncle Greg my whole life as far as I can remember. As my sister mentioned, I too will always remember him lifting us high into the air on the count of "thrrrreeeee." I remember how much fun we had visiting him at his Virginia home. I loved that he live right on a golf course at the time and I would watch the golfers play through. But if by chance on the golfers hit their ball into the sand trap by uncle Greg's backyard, I was the first to insist to rake the sand after the golfer had hit the ball out; most of the golfers took me up on my offer. I remember that same day uncle Greg took my sister and I to a movie; the Flintstones (real live version). More recently we have enjoyed coming to visit uncle Greg and aunt Roz at their beautiful Colorado home. We have been skiing with them and have had numerous opportunity to enjoy the scenery on motorcycle trips. You can see that every one of my experiences with uncle Greg have been full of fun and very memorable times; from when I was very young to the last time I got to see him face to face (this last summer). The one thing that I will forever take from uncle Greg is that he was never negative and always positive. Even in his latest fight, he seemed to always view the situation as a challenge; he never called anything a problem. I love you very much uncle Greg and will forever miss you. May we all take your life, attitude and personality not as motivation for life, but as an inspiration of to the fullest.

We love you and rest in peace.

Marianne & Bernie Matulka

January 18, 2013

There are no words that can express our deepest sympathy to you Roz. You were his Ruzenka (his rose)! You made his life complete and what a blessing you are in our lives, too. We thank you for everything you have done for Greg (our brother). We love you and you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Greg was so special to us! He leaves us with a great void in our hearts. And we thank God for blessing us with all that Greg brought into our lives: Faith, trust in God, love of life, positive attitude, patience, kindness, his generosity and hospitality, happiness, he was always fun, his love for music (he was always humming a tune or singing), his great talent in playing instruments, especially the accordian and piano; and for all the precious memories we are left with, they are forever in our hearts. Greg was an inspiration to all who were "lucky" enough and "blessed" to know him. Greg, you will be deeply missed. We put our hand in God's hand and in faith continue on.
We love you! Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Spanem Bohem!

Ann Marie Tentinger

January 16, 2013

Even though Greg wasn't my actual “uncle,” my brother and I adopted him as so when we were very little. He was Uncle Greg to us and was amazing! I will forever remember his smile. Every time I saw him that's exactly what he was doing…smiling! His smile was contagious and always made me happy just standing next to him. When I was a little girl, Uncle Greg and I used to have “our thing” which he would count to 3 (and after rolling his “r” of the word three) would throw me up in the air. My husband, Craig, does this with our daughter now and every time I think of Uncle Greg. Greg was always singing a tune, doing a little dance, and always had a spring in his step as well. We had some fabulous family vacations going out to visit him and then later him and Roz. They were amazing together and I was so happy he found such an incredible person to spend the rest of his life with. We also adopted her as our Aunt too. Greg was one of those people who you come across in life that your heart will never be able to forget. I am so thankful to have known him! Even though his time here on earth has ended it will stand true that he will live on in the minds, hearts, and cherished memories of those who loved him!