Deceased: December 5, 2007
Alumni survivors: Mr. James M. Kade ’80 (Sibling-in-law), Ms. Hazel C. Troost ’05 (Child)
RALEIGH – Kay Michael Troost, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, December 5, 2007. Born on October 28, 1947 in Mankato, MN; he was the son of the late H. Bradley Troost and Elizabeth Todd Troost.
Kay retired in June after teaching sociology for 30 years at North Carolina State University. His areas of expertise in sociology were: Sociology of the Family and Social Psychology. He was a devoted professor interested in the welfare and lives of his students.
Both Kay and his wife Kris had personal and professional interested in Japan, travelling extensively throughout the country as well as working there. In conjunction with his work in Japan, Kay wrote and published article about science education in Japanese schools.
Kay was avid gardener. He loved being outdoors and was actively involved with the advancement and preservation of public parks in Raleigh. He was an active member on the Raleigh Parks Board, serving several terms and most recently working to garner support for the parks bond.
Kay’s two children, Lorna and Hazel, have followed his lead in their studies. Lorna is a senior at Smith studying Japanese language and literature and his oldest daughter, Hazel, is applying to graduate in Gender Studies.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kristina Kade Troost; daughters, Hazel Corwin Troost, and Lorna Marjorie Troost; brother, B. Todd Troost and wife, Gail of Winston-Salem; sister, Jan Call and husband, Jim of Anoka, MN; his extended family, including his mother – in – law, Marjorie; sisters and brothers – in – law, Roz, Heidi, Fritz, Char, and Jay.
A service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2007 at the Troost Residence. Family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Raleigh Parks and Recreation (@#6107, P.O. Box 590, Raleigh NC 27602), or the library at Carleton College (Development Office, 1 N. College St. Northfield, MN 55057) or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements with Brown Wynne Funeral Home St. Mary’s Street.