Natalie Trousof, a resident of Woods Hole, MA died Friday the 28th of June, age 93, surrounded by friends at JML Care Center.
Born in 1925 in New York City, Natalie received her Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in 1947. She continued her education receiving a Masters in Chemistry from Columbia University and worked in labs in Washington State and at the NIH.
Furthering her education, Natalie earned a Juris Doctor law degree from George Washington University in 1961. Combining her knowledge of chemistry and the law, Natalie worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Making her way in the male dominated Patent Office, Natalie rose to the top position of Supervisory Examiner.
Retiring from the Patent Office in 1990, Natalie moved to Woods Hole into the home built by her uncle, Dr. Paul Galtsoff, a noted shellfish biologist. Natalie became very active in the Woods Hole and Falmouth communities. She was a frequent volunteer at MBL, Friends of Falmouth Dogs, and the Woods Hole Historical Museum. Natalie was a member of the Falmouth Women’s Club and weekly participant in Mah-Jong and Scrabble groups. Always intellectually curious, Natalie read the NY Times daily with a special interest in anthropology. She had a sense of humor, an optimistic outlook on life, loved her dogs passionately and enjoyed classical music, opera, and good food.
She is survived by her niece, Gail Troussoff Marks and two grandnieces, and her sister-in-law Marion Troussoff and her two daughters. George B. Troussoff (brother), Basil and Helen Troussoff (parents) and her uncle Dr. Paul Galtsoff and aunt Eugenia Galtsoff predeceased her.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Neighborhood Falmouth and the other friends and volunteers who provided such loving support to Natalie.
Memorial gifts may be made to Friends of Falmouth Dogs, PO Box 438, Falmouth MA 02541.
A memorial service will be held at a future date at Church of the Messiah, 22 Church St, Woods Hole, MA 02543.