Troy Adam Odendhal, 56, formerly of Severn, Maryland, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his home in Supply, North Carolina on his beloved front porch overlooking the Lockwood Folly River.
Troy was born December 25, 1961 in Baltimore to Patricia and Cliff Odendhal of Berlin, Maryland.
Troy joined the Army after graduating from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, which where he met the love of his life, Mary Jane. The pair’s marriage in Seoul, South Korea was one of Troy’s most vivid memories – trading nuptials during one of the monthly air raid drills. Troy was hired by the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade immediately upon discharge where he worked for 34 years until his retirement as a Senior Computer Scientist in 2017.
Troy will be remembered for his volunteer and community work in many fields. For over 25 years, he was a Volunteer Fireman in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, spending his time at the Odenton and Riviera Beach stations, often in an official capacity. “Coach Troy,” as he was lovingly called, coached his son’s soccer and baseball teams at the Severn Athletic Club where he helped shape his son and friends into who they are today. Troy’s main hobby prior to and into retirement was as an Amateur Radio enthusiast, where he became a well-respected member of the Radio and Scanner community thanks to his genius with their programming questions. Troy also enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and had several big trips in the plans. As long as Troy was able to have a cold beer, he was a happy tourist.
Troy is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughter Jennifer (Al) Horsman, Glen Burnie; son Justin Odendhal, Philadelphia; grandsons Owen, Brady, Grant, and Liam Horsman, Glen Burnie; brothers Cliff (Donna) Odendhal, Glen Burnie; Chuck (Joselle), Chase; and John, Pasadena, and his parents Patricia and Cliff Odendhal of Berlin.