OBITUARY

Andrea Lynn Troncalli

January 20, 1949April 6, 2019

Andrea Lynn Troncalli, born January 20, 1949, passed away peacefully on April 6,2019 in Houston TX. Lynn was a native Houstonian, graduating from San Jacinto High School in 1972. She received her M. Ed from the University of Texas, specializing in Rehabilitation Counseling. After leaving Austin and UT, Lynn made her home in Houston. She was the founder, editor and publisher of ABLED! magazine. ABLED! was groundbreaking in its concept: a magazine for and about women with disabilities. A little bit Ms., a little bit Cosmo, a little bit Ladies Home Journal, ABLED! reflected Lynn's personality and mission. She wanted a publication that would serve all the varied interests and needs of women with disabilities, giving them a voice and community forum. In 1992 Lynn received the Barbara Jordan Media Award for ABLED! The Barbara Jordan Award is presented by the Texas Governor's Committee on Disabilities and is given to media professionals who produce material for the public which "accurately and positively report on individuals with disabilities using People First language and respectful depictions." Lynn could often be seen around Houston area restaurants, clubs and music venues. An avid music fan, she particularly enjoyed the Big Band era. Among her favorites were Ronnie Renfrow's Big Band, Harry Sheppard, Sharon Montgomery, and Mood Indigo. A vivacious, generous, kind and compassionate woman, Lynn was an inspiration to all who knew her. Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Geri Troncalli and her long-time friend and caretaker, Bill Philpot. She is survived by her furkid, Freedom, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who will always miss her infectious laugh and tender spirit.

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, April 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Andrea Lynn Troncalli

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Kevin Webster

April 12, 2019

I first met Lynn 50 years ago when I worked at Camp Soroptimist. We became good friends and I stayed with her & her parents several times when I visited Houston . I still have dozens of letters she sent me in high school and college. I found them recently and they still had traces of her perfume.
She had such a beautiful soul and a fantastic person.
We lost touch after college but we did catch up again last year. I am sorry I didn't get the chance to get to Houston to see her again.
Rest in peace, Lynn.

Peg Nosek

April 12, 2019

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My heart is broken over all the things I wish I could have done for her. Over my distress that we don’t live in a society equipped to support people with extraordinary needs. Over everything I wish I could have helped her learn in return for all she taught me.
Andrea Lynn, my sister in the cause, I love you and I will always miss you.

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