Elsa Marie Troxler

February 18, 1930November 9, 2020

Ruffin, NC

Elsa Marie Garrity Troxler, 90, passed away at her residence on November 9, 2020.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Friday at Westminster Gardens Cemetery in Greensboro with Pastor Lance Cole officiating.

Elsa was born in New York on February 18, 1930 a daughter to James Christopher Garrity and Dora Marie Erickson Garrity. She was married to William D’arcy Troxler, Sr. who preceded her in death in 2009 following 59 years of marriage. She worked as an office manager with an Investment Stock Broker before her retirement. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son, William D’arcy Troxler, Jr.; grandson, William Henson Brown; sister, Jean Garrity Leary; son in law, David Patrick Brown.

Surviving are daughter, Barbara Troxler Brown; grandchildren, Jennifer Rose Brown and Benjamin Don Brown; great granddaughter, Charlie Henson Gantt; brother, John William Stupak and wife Michelle; many nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service Greensboro is serving the family. Online condolences maybe offered at



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Athena Nelson

November 13, 2020

Elsa troller Was A a great Woman, very loving,& carding.Beautiful Smile that Would Light up whole Room. Even though I Met You At Not Your Hardest time, but helped you through your time. May you Rest in piece Now, & be With your loved ones. Love Always Athena!

Pam Garner Gosnell

November 13, 2020

Barbara, so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. My parents were Margaret and Frank Garner who were great friends of your parents for many many years. I always enjoyed them and your Mom was so helpful to me during many trying times and good times too. She gave me a bridal shower many years ago. I remember many times going to lunch with the ladies' lunch bunch and sometimes Monday night dinners at the cafeteria. Your Mom always was so positive, smiling and laughing. She was a jewel!

Jane Simpson

November 13, 2020

Elsa and I have been close friends for 75 years. Our children grew up together. We have wonderful memories. Elsa was a beautiful lady, and I will always treasure our friendship. Barbara, I am so proud of the loving care that you and Ben gave to Elsa when she needed you so very much. She loved you so much. Blessings be on you.

Davis Troxler

November 13, 2020

R.I.P. Aunt Elsa Troxler.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you never went alone,
for a part of us went with you,
the day God took you home.

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories could make a lane,
we would walk right up to heaven,
and bring you home again.
We love you aunt Elsa
sleep well in heaven with the angels.

John Stupak

November 10, 2020

Elsa was my older sister by 15 years. She was a gift to me all my life.
I could not have wished for a move loving, stable, intelligent and wise soul than Elsa. She was gifted with an enormous amount of common sense and decency. As a teenager, Elsa and her husband to be, Bill, carried me with them all over. I was then a yappy little character unable to walk and in a body cast due to birth defects. Those acts of kindness to me then were harbingers of the kindness Elsa & Bill showed me all my life. Her passing leaves a hole in my heat. Her daughter Barbara aided by Barbara's son Ben loved and cared for her in her later years with a passion and devotion that was heroic. I have added a picture of Elsa, sister Jean and me.

Tanya Simpson Brown

November 10, 2020

Barbara, I have such great memories of your Mom and dad. Your mom was such a sweet lady who loved her family dearly. Thinking of you and prayers for you and your family during this time.

Rick and Kathey Troxler

November 10, 2020

I grew up being around Aunt Elsa and Uncle Bill. They have always been a part of my life. Our love for them will neve go away!!! Lifting you, Barbara up through this loss.


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