Trenton Layne Torregrossa, Jr. was born September 16, 1945 and died at home Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Galveston, Texas, one of three children, to the late Dr. Trenton Layne Torregrossa and Josephine Caldarera Torregrossa. Trenton graduated from Ball High School in 1963 and from the University of Houston in 1969 with a BBA in Accounting, where he was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Beta Alpha Psi national accounting honor society. He also attended the Bates College of Law at the University of Houston. Following his education, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1971, having attained the rank of Sergeant. After his service, Trenton pursued his accountancy career on the tax staff of prominent firms such as Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., and Arthur Anderson & Co. Company in Houston, Texas, later rising to become Vice President and Comptroller of W.L. Moody & Company Bankers in Galveston, Texas. Subsequently, Trenton founded and ran Torregrossa Company, P.C., a public accounting and financial planning firm. He was a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner, a designated personal Financial Specialist by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. He was also a licensed Texas real estate broker, insurance agent and private pilot. Trenton was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Certified Financial Planners and The Woodlands Country Club.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Torregrossa Brandon and Brian Keith Brandon, and grandchildren Austin Layne Brandon, Blake Cortlandt Brandon and Cole Alexander Brandon, all of Houston, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, Trenton Layne Torregrossa III and Anna Cole Torregrossa, and grandchildren Teagan Ashton Torregrossa, Trenton Layne Torregrossa IV and Ty Landon Torregrossa, all of Trinity, Texas; his daughters, Lauren Marie Torregrossa and Courtney Lynn Torregrossa, both of Austin, Texas; his sister, Carolyn Torregrossa Gaido, of Galveston, Texas; his brother, Allan Cortlandt Torregrossa of Houston, Texas; and the love of his life, Olivia Maceo, of Austin, Texas.
Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14th at Carnes Funeral Home, 1201 23rd Street, Galveston, Texas 77550. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday February 15th at Sacred Heart Church, 1302 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77550. Father Frank Fabj will be the Celebrant, assisted by Deacon Sam Dell’Olio.
Serving as pallbearers will be Trenton Layne Torregrossa IV, Brian Keith Brandon, Austin Layne Brandon, Blake Cortlandt Brandon, Cole Alexander Brandon, Michael J. Gaido III, David Babson Montgomery and Gavin Vaughn Johnston. Honorary pallbearers are Jon Russ Eversberg, E. Douglas McLeod, Jim Hazlitt, Jim Canion, Jim Gilbert, Ronnie Sapio and Herbert Hildebrand.
In lieu of flowers and remembrances, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 10777 Northwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77092; and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014.