Irving A. Troob


Troob, Irving A., 97, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at home. He was the beloved husband of Sheila (Cohen) Troob for 71 years. Born in Providence, son of the late Hyman and Ida (Gordon) Troob, he lived in Vero Beach, FL for 21 years, previously residing in Warwick, RI for 20 years and Rehoboth, MA for 30 years. He was a jewelry maker at Little Folks Jewelry Co. in Providence for 15 years and co-owner and CEO of Supreme Manufacturing Co. in Pawtucket, retiring in 1985. Irving was a WWII Army veteran, serving as a 5th Grade Technician in the 96th Signal Battalion in Northern Africa, Italy, India, Burma, and China.

Irving was a member of Temple Beth-El, Temple Beth Shalom and the Overseas Masonic Lodge.  He was also a member of Quidnessett, Ledgemont and Grand Harbor Country Clubs and the Indian River Trap and Skeet Club.  Irving sailed aboard his 34 ft. Cris Craft named “How Jolly” and was a pilot of a Cessna Skylane. He enjoyed oil painting and was an avid reader and motorcycle rider.  When he was not traveling, Irving raised a variety of livestock including peacocks, pheasants, Suffolk and Columbia sheep, Hereford cows, pygmy goats, horses, pigs and Vizslas.

Devoted father of Dr. Howard Troob (Patricia) of Wakefield, RI and Jolie Shushansky (Larry) of Lincoln, RI.  Dear brother of the late Joyce Gloria Rogers. Loving grandfather of Renan Ozturk, Nathan and Ilana Shushansky, and Marc, Scott, Eric and Joshua Troob. Cherished great grandfather of Amelia and Annie Shushansky and Emery Troob. Adored uncle of Suzan Beardsley (Daniel) of Cranston, RI.

Funeral services and shiva will be private due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Graveside services will be live streamed. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to VNA & Hospice Foundation of Vero Beach, 920 37th Place, Ste. 101, Vero Beach, FL 32960.


Please select the link below watch the recording of the service, which was held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Topic: Shalom Memorial Chapel Irving Troob funeral
Date: Nov 10, 2020 01:10 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:

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  1. David Kelman
    Nov 8, 2020

    Dear Sheila, Jolie, Howard and family,
    My deepest condolences on Irv’s passing. He was a remarkable man who I admired. Our families go back a long, long way. Irv told me a few years ago when I was visiting in Florida how he met my father. When they were both little boys at the shul in South Providence, my grandmother invited Irv’s mother to sit up front with her and the other ladies. They became good friends and the families remained close for decades. Irv and my dad were the closest of friends. After my dad passed away, I enjoyed brief visits in Florida with Irv and Sheila. May you be comforted by your good memories.
    David Kelman

    Nov 9, 2020

    Dear Dr. Troob and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. May your memories carry you through this difficult time.

  3. Billy & Glenda McCusker
    Nov 9, 2020

    Howie and pat and family.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. May your memories comfort you.

  4. Judy Greenblatt
    Nov 9, 2020

    Dear Jolie and family,

    I was so sorry to learn of your father’s death. I did not know him but it certainly sounds like he was a wonderful man. I hope you will enjoy wonderful memories, and that they will be a comfort in this very difficult time.

    Judy Greenblatt

  5. Joan Spiegelman
    Nov 10, 2020

    Even though the news of Irving’ s passing was anticipated it still felt like a terrible blow. I shall always hold his memory dear and miss him deeply. He and Sheila have always made me feel a part of the family. My sincere sympathies to all of you.

    Nov 10, 2020

    Irving and my late husband, Walter were best of friends. They met in an art class at VBMA and painted together for the next 2o years.
    Both were members of the ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out)
    and had many laughs together…especially the story of the llamas.
    Rest in Peace Irving. I am sending hugs and prayers to Sheila and to the Troob family with love.

  7. Tamara & Kenneth Levy
    Nov 10, 2020

    Dear Sheila, Jolie, Howard & Family,

    As I know too well, it is never easy to say goodbye to those we love, and although Cousin Irving was blessed to share his life with all of you for so many years, sometimes it’s just not enough.

    Though we had not spoken for many years, my conversation with him a few years back will always be cherished. Sheila, I recall how he said he felt so fortunate, even amazed, that he was able to attract you into his life. His love for you rang clear as a bell as we talked that day. Jolie, Howard, spouses and family, you are all so fortunate to have so many precious memories together.

    May you all find comfort in knowing Cousin Irving’s life was a full and happy one. May he rest in peace.

  8. Stan & Barbara Nunneley
    Nov 11, 2020

    We have lost a dear friend but the loving memories will go on forever. Irving and Sheila shared wonderful stories of their family and many life adventures when we got together for dinners over the years. Sheila, you know we love you and will see you when you return to Vero next week. Looking forward to getting together soon. Love, Barbara & Stan

  9. Paul and Kathleen Krikorian
    Nov 11, 2020

    Dear Howard, Pat, and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May your memories console you and may he rest in peace.

  10. Janis Rothman
    Nov 11, 2020

    Dear Sheila,
    Irving was a lovely man with a joyous sense of humor; he and Bob shared many a laugh together. May your wonderful memories comfort you always.

  11. Robin Freeman Alcott
    Nov 12, 2020

    Dear Sheila and Jolie and all family members,
    The four years I spent living at 10 Summer Street in Rehoboth were great. The Troobs were wonderful landlords. Irving was always there to make sure everything was OK. We didn’t even mind those beautiful peacocks who would screech if anyone of us came home late!! Irving had a great sense of humor and it was evident that he really cared for family and friends (and all his animals).
    Deepest condolences to the entire family.

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