Troy J. Baydala of Southold died March 14, 2018 at Peconic Landing. He was 100 years old.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1917. A natural athlete, he earned four athletic letters at Malverne High School. He married his high school sweetheart Ann on Sept. 7, 1941.
A World War II veteran, he had a successful career in banking, serving 25 years as senior vice president and head of the mortgage department at Franklin National Bank and executive vice president and executive member of the board of trustees of the Long Island Savings Bank. He served on the L.I. Savings Bank board until he was 80 years old. He was a previous member of the Members of the Appraisal Institute and in 1972 served as New York chapter president.
He was an avid golfer, playing well into his 90s. He is believed to be the oldest person to ever have a hole in one at North Fork Country Club at age 85.
A man of tremendous faith, who served as an altar boy from the age of 9 to 18, he attended daily Mass at St. Patrick’s RC Church in Southold. As a resident of Peconic Landing in his last two years, he was known to always have a smile on his face and a happy disposition, his family said.
Predeceased by his wife in 1999, he is survived by his children, Mary Jo Cowan (James), Troy (Claire), Timothy (Narda), Thomas (Jeanette), Terence (Deborah) and Sue Anne Stype (John). He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 24 grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue on Sunday, March 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at on Monday, March 19 at St. Patrick’s RC Church in Southold. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to New Ground Inc., 70 Acorn Lane, Levittown NY 11756.