Troy Robert Hamlin, Age :40
Jun 28,1980---Oct 10,2020

Troy Robert Hamlin passed unexpectedly into the arms of his maker on October 10, 2020 to be forever embraced in God’s glory.

Troy was born June 28, 1980 in Washington D.C. as the son of COL(R) Elwood R. Hamlin II and Catherine A. Hamlin (Rauschert).  He graduated from Moanalua High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999.  Following his graduation, he attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the class of 2003.  Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science, Troy entered the commercial construction field where his mechanical aptitude, work ethic and problem-solving skills earned him a reputation of excellence and reliability.  

His defining moment came when he married the love of his life, Christine Glywa on March 4, 2013.  Over the years, Troy and Christine welcomed their cherished children, Carter and Grace, to the family to bring a tremendous amount of joy and pride to his life.  His family was the focal center of his universe.  As their father, mentor, and coach, Troy continually volunteered to coach his children’s sports teams and was dedicated to the happiness and development of their character.  To all who know and love him, Troy possessed an insatiable curiosity that allowed for an abundance of hobbies and interests.   He shared with Christine a true passion for collecting and restoring classic cars.  In addition, he had a love for historical research of his family name and heritage.  His other hobbies included Texas A&M football and travel with family and friends.  Troy will be forever remembered as a devoted husband and dedicated father and his love, his character, and his presence will carry on in our hearts forever. 

Troy is survived by his loving wife, Christine Glywa Hamlin of Overland Park, Kansas and his beloved son Carter (7) and daughter Grace (4).  He is also survived by his adoring parents COL(R) Elwood R Hamlin II and Catherine A Hamlin of Highland Beach, Florida.  He leaves behind his sister, Jill H Parnell and husband Ward Parnell of Houston, Texas, and children, Catherine, Cade, and Caroline; and his brother Todd R Hamlin and wife Amanda Hamlin of Houston, Texas and children, Michael and Cooper; his father and mother-in-law Robert and Vera Glywa and his brother-in-law Michael Glywa and wife Cori Silliman and children, Brayden and Kinley.

Troy is preceded in death by his cherished grandparents, Robert and Edith Rauschert, and Elwood and Lillian Hamlin, each of Sacramento California.

A ceremony for family and close friends will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory in Lenexa, Kansas.  Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of life service at 11:00 a.m.  A virtual service will be made available and is encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks you to consider a donation in Troy’s name through GoFundMe in support of his young children’s educational trust.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-fund-for-troy-hamlin039s-children?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

*For those unable to attend, services will be live streamed starting at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020.  You will find a link below to click to start viewing Troy's Celebration of Life Ceremony.

 



Condolences

Aaron & Cathy Bailey Oct 13 ,2020

Coworker ,Blackfoot ,Idaho

Troy was an excellent man and the work at Stonhard will not be same without him. Our deepest condolences.

Jonathan O'Donnell-Young Oct 13 ,2020

Friend ,Melbourne

To Christine and all of your family, my deepest condolences. Sending you all much love. My very best regards Jon

Jason Maciula Oct 13 ,2020

Colleague and friend ,McKinney ,Texas

Troy was always positive and could always be counted on and trusted. He will be missed immensely. I was proud to be called his friend. My condolences to his family, he was loved by many of us.

Chada Reza Oct 14 ,2020

College friend ,Austin ,Texas

I knew Troy at Texas A&M University. Troy was always such a good friend. He was joyful and friendly to everyone. I am so very sorry for this devastating loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you on this truly difficult time!

Pierce and Barbara Gorman Oct 14 ,2020

Colleagues of Christine ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Christine, Our sincerest sadness for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Raul & Laurie Diaz Oct 14 ,2020

Family friends of Todd ,Lubbock ,Texas

Todd, so very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother . We have you and all of your family in our prayers .

Travis Baker Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Frisco ,Texas

My sincere condolences to Christine and family, our thoughts are with you and your family in this very difficult time.

Colin Smith Oct 14 ,2020

Fraternity Brother ,Saint Louis ,Missouri

I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news. Troy was my pledge brother and suite mate in Sigma Chi at Texas A&M. I was lucky to know him and had hoped to reconnect in the coming months during a reunion we were trying to plan. I know without ever having met his wife and kids that he was an incredibly fun and loving father and husband. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. This was way too soon.

John & Lindsey Jeffery Oct 14 ,2020

Family friend ,Houston ,Texas

We are DEVASTATED by the tragic loss of Troy! Our world has lost an amazing husband, father, brother, son and friend far sooner than we could have ever imagined and he will be greatly missed. There are NO words to express how heartbroken we are for his family and friends. The sudden passing of Troy and the other men in the accident are a reminder to us all how precious our time is here on earth and how we must cherish each day and our loved ones. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with the family. John and Lindsey Jeffery

Jerry & Susie Wade Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Lake Lotawana ,Missouri

Christine, our deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family during this trying time. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Danielson Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Washington ,District Of Columbia

Christine, I know there aren’t any words for this. There are so many people who care about your family and you. You will remain in our hearts.

Phil Brudos Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Christine, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Casey and Debbie Anderson Oct 14 ,2020

Co-worker ,Elkhorn ,Nebraska

I was so sad to hear of Troy‘s passing earlier this week. I had the pleasure of knowing Troy through stonhard and we have stayed in touch over the years when he made his transition from our construction management group to territory manager. I had just spoken to Troy on the phone the day before his death. Troy was a happy, energetic, and overall great guy and he will be missed. Rest in peace brother

Tim Kelley Oct 14 ,2020

Friend & Coworker ,Olathe ,Kansas

With much love and admiration for Christine, I offer my heartfelt condolence in Troy's passing. I believe I met Troy only once, long enough to shake his hand and exchange a few words. Hearing Christine and her brother Mike talk over the last several years made me feel I knew him more. To Christine and her young ones, and to all the extended family, I wish I could do or say more, but can only offer prayers that God holds you all in His grace and provision through this shocking and painful time.

Chris & Christine Trageser Oct 14 ,2020

Coworker ,Glenside ,Pennsylvania

Troy was great guy, and a pleasure to work with. Our deepest condolences.

Brad & Sharon Walker Oct 15 ,2020

Co-worker ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Christine & Family, So sorry for your tragic loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Abbie McAleer Oct 15 ,2020

Friend ,Cinnaminson ,New Jersey

To the Hamlin Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Troy was on my team at Stonhard a few years ago. He was always a pleasure to work with. Such a nice person. We were very lucky to have him and he will be missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kevin Reusch Oct 15 ,2020

Stonhard Family member ,Seabrook ,New Hampshire

I pray that God will comfort you, watch and guide over you during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to the Hamlin family. Prayers to all. Kevin

Rick Neill Oct 15 ,2020

Co-worker ,Maple Shade ,New Jersey

Troy was a great young man and co-worker. We are all proud to have known and worked with him. He will be truly missed by many. God Bless.

Doug Brandon Oct 15 ,2020

Colleague and friend ,Suwanee ,Georgia

I met Troy just once about 8 years ago on a job site near Charleston, SC. It is a tribute to his lasting personality and presence that I am now so saddened to learn of his passing. Peace, love and prayers to Troy, his family and loved ones.

Brooke Johnson Oct 15 ,2020

Friend & former work colleague ,Olathe ,Kansas

Christine, I am so terribly sorry for this unfathomable loss of Troy. You are loved and supported by so many who will do anything we can to be here for you, Carter, and Grace now and in the years ahead. One of my favorite memories of Troy was that he taught my family how to eat a cupcake the "right" way by tearing off the top and making a sandwich at one of Vivaan's birthday parties. What a tremendous person who will be greatly missed. You are in my prayers and I am sending love and virtual hugs to you, Brooke

Arnie Rochester Oct 15 ,2020

Co-Worker / Sigma Chi Brother ,Cleveland ,Ohio

Christine, I met Troy through Stonhard and I'm so sorry that we did not pick up on our Sigma Chi connection. As you've no doubt witnessed over the years, it is a warm and jovial bond that supersedes all prejudice. On behalf of our great fraternity I offer you my deepest condolences as I am comforted by the fact that he'll be welcomed into our Chapter Eternal with strong arms around him. Godspeed to you and your family and the many who loved him, Arnie Rochester

Arnie Rochester Oct 15 ,2020

Co-Worker / Sigma Chi Brother ,Cleveland ,Ohio

Christine, I met Troy through Stonhard and I'm so sorry that we did not pick up on our Sigma Chi connection. As you've no doubt witnessed over the years, it is a warm and jovial bond that supersedes all prejudice. On behalf of our great fraternity I offer you my deepest condolences as I am comforted by the fact that he'll be welcomed into our Chapter Eternal with strong arms around him. Godspeed to you and your family and the many who loved him, Arnie Rochester

Merle J Haslam Oct 15 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Christine, please accept our heartfelt condolences, and know we have you and your family in our thoughts.

Greg and Jean Wilmott Oct 15 ,2020

Friend ,Blue Springs ,Missouri

Christine, Jean and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Brad and Angie Emerson Oct 15 ,2020

Christine and Family - Our deepest condolences to you during this very difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy Hancock Oct 15 ,2020

Family friend ,Houston ,Texas

Deepest sympathy to your family.

Nick and Lindsey Little Oct 15 ,2020

Family Friend ,Houston ,Texas

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Troy. Hamlin Family, you have our deepest condolences. I always enjoy listening to the many uplifting stories from Todd and seeing his excitement talking about his brother. Our love and prayers are with the family.

Fran & Carlo Vernieri Oct 15 ,2020

friend ,Lansdale ,Pennsylvania

We are profoundly saddened by your shocking loss. We send our loving prayers to you all.

James and Cameron Hoverson Oct 15 ,2020

My sincerest condolences to all of Troy's family and friends. I am stunned by the news of his passing. Troy was a great friend throughout college and afterwards and I feel totally lost for words on how to express how much his friendship meant.

Kathleen Foster Oct 15 ,2020

Glywa Family Friend ,kirkland ,Washington

I want to offer my deepest sympathy to the Hamlin & Glywa families. I never met Troy but know he must have been a treasure. Glywas', you have been a beacon and role model in family for so many of us. My heart goes out to you.

Sandy Tomme Oct 15 ,2020

Family ,Houston ,Texas

We are so very sorry for this devastating loss, prayers for the peace that passes all understanding be with you Christine - my heart is breaking for you all. Love, Sandy

Suzanne Jeff and Charlie Robinson Oct 15 ,2020

longtime family friend ,North Wales ,Pennsylvania

Our hearts break for Christine, Carter, Grace and all of Troys family and friends. We are profoundly saddened.. We love you so much. Love Us.

Tappan Shah Oct 16 ,2020

Childhood Friend ,San Antonio ,Texas

Troy and I were best friends in middle school when his family was stationed at Ft Sam Houston, TX. He and I initially bonded over our love of cars and Car&Driver magazine, and our friendship took off from there. Troy was a GREAT friend - he was selfless, loyal, and always stuck up for his friends. I have many stories and great memories from the time we spent together, and although we lost touch many years ago I will always consider him one of my closest friends. He will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to the Hamlin family.

Connie Leonardelli Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dear Christine your Stanley Jazzercise family is so sorry to hear about Troy. We send out love and prayers to you and your children. We love you.

Peter Vandervelde Oct 16 ,2020

So sad to hear the news of Troy's passing. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Laurie Clark Oct 16 ,2020

acquaintance of Marcia Maroney ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Marcia, My heart goes out to you and your family on the sudden death of your son Brent. May God surround you in His loving arms and comfort you. My prayers are with you. Laurie Clark

Jamie Taylor Oct 21 ,2020

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

Christine, Carter, and Grace, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of your husband/father. Hugs 💜 Brent, Jamie, Connor (from Little Sunshine’s), and Morgan Taylor

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Oct 15 ,2020
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Oct 15 ,2020
Time:
11:00 AM
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