PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Community leader and lawyer Bill Troubh has passed away at the age of 78. Troubh is remembered for serving as Portland mayor twice. He played a primary role in bringing minor league baseball to Portland. He went on to become President of the Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs.
Troubh grew up on Sherman Street. He graduated from Portland High, UMaine and UMaine Law. He served multiple terms on the Portland City Council and was a dedicated community servant.
Among the projects he championed were the Sea Dogs and Hadlock Field, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland Ice Arena and the Portland Waterfront.
He is survived by his wife Nancy and their four sons, Kenneth, Jed, Mikael and Thomas as well as well as nine grandchildren and a large extended family.
"Bill Troubh was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed," his family told NEWS CENTER in a statement Sunday."He had a strong passion for improving the quality of life in the city that he loved -- Portland. The Troubh family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the community's support and love over the last few days."
A 1 p.m. funeral service will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Temple Beth El in Portland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Maine Children's Cancer Program; 100 Campus Dirve, Suite 107; Scarborough Maine 04074.