John Alexander Troup, Jr. was born on November 5, 1957, in Abington Township, Pennsylvania. He passed away on February 13, 2023, in Garland, Texas.
Affectionately regarded as "Jay", John graduated from Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in 1975. He went on to attend a computer technology school in Denver, Colorado, approximately from 1976 to 1979. John lived and worked in the Austin, Dallas, and Garland, Texas areas for most of his adult life. He worked for Texas Instruments in their GSI Division from approximately 1979 to 1992. He was able to travel to China, Peru, and Argentina, teaching companies how to repair and maintain their computer and hard drives. After leaving Texas Instruments, he worked for Bell South to assist them in the laying of fiber optics and bringing the fiber optics telecommunication systems online in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Compucom Systems in the call center, assisting companies with technical difficulties. Companies like Astrazeneca benefited from his knowledge of computer technology. John retired in 2022.
On December 24, 1985, John married Elizabeth J. Biriki. The two remained united until around 1992.
John took his confirmation at Shavertown United Methodist Church in Shavertown, Pennsylvania. Among many hobbies, he enjoyed computers, golf, travel, numismatics, aviation online games, and tinkering on his Harley Davidson. He most enjoyed helping his family. He was inquisitive by nature and always looking for answers, passionate about his beliefs, and generous with his time, love, and money to those that needed it. His kind spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Troup II, in January of 1998; his mother, Lois E. Troup, in July of 2018; and his ex-wife, Elizabeth J. Biriki, in September of 2021.
He is survived by his sister, Arlene J. Troup Dinges, and her husband, Richard A. Dinges; his sister; Lois Ann Troup; his nephew, Richard Alexander Dinges, and Richard’s wife, Cecillia B. Binges; Richard and Cecillia's two daughters, Makayla Rose and Adilyn Grace Dinges; his niece, Brianna R. Dinges, and her husband, Salvatore Rizzo; his Kenny and Troup cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, in honor of John Alexander Troup, Jr., memorials may be to the American Lung Association, American Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.