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Troy William Constein

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Troy William Constein, 51, of Temecula, CA, beloved husband to Vicki Torcisi-Constein (m. 6/23/2000), adored father to daughters Carlee, 19, Jaimee, 18, and son Brady, 16, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 31, 2023, due to a brave battle with cancer.

Troy, or affectionately known to his students as “Mr. C”, genuinely cared about them during his years at Temecula Valley Unified School District since 2007.  He also taught for 8 years at San Diego Unified School District, where he met and married his wife.  Given Troy’s love of sports and most importantly, spending time with his family, Troy coached his kids’ many sports teams for TYB baseball, TVGSA softball, FNL flag football, and TYBL and MS basketball for over 10 years. He was a true sports fan, especially of the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and UCLA Bruins. He grew up in Lancaster, PA and moved with his family to San Diego in 1984. He graduated Mira Mesa High School (1990), received a BA at USD, and an MA at National University.

In addition to his wife, children, and “baby dog” Reese’s, Troy is survived by his brother Jason (Maria) Constein, sister-in-law Denise Torcisi Friedman (Paul d. 2020), brother-in-laws Frank (Lisa) Torcisi, Tony Torcisi, Michael (Fawn) Torcisi, his mother-in-law Arline (Frank d. 2012) Torcisi, his Aunt Irene (Mike) Legerlotz, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Linda Ackerman Constein (d. 2007) and Terry Constein (d. 2018).

All are invited to attend a memorial mass held at Our Lady Of Refuge Catholic Church (4212 Jewell Street, San Diego, CA 92109) on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:00am.

A reception following mass will be at the home of cousins John & Cathy Sperrazzo.  Please call/text to RSVP in advance:  951-595-9451.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to any charity of your choice in Troy’s honor.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to England Family Mortuary, Inc.

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  1. Troy, my fellow 8th-grade basketball big-man, our leader on the offensive line in high school football. Rest in peace, my friend. – Marc Ziegler

    • Wow, 8th grade! So nice to hear since he shared his love for basketball with me and our kids! We had all just went to a UCLA game in December – it was his tradition to go at least once a year!

  2. Troy was always so nice with a calm and gentle demeanor. I could see the love and devotion he had for Vicki and all three of his children. I would see them in church when the kids were little and always amazed how well behaved and kind the children were. I wondered if Troy and Vicki had magic powers or just got lucky! My prayers go out to his entire family. He was a true treasure. Hold on to all of the wonderful memories. May Troy RIP with the Lord.

  3. Our condolences to you all during this difficult time. I worked with Troy at Sandburg. He was always such a nice guy. We will continue to pray for Vicki, his kids, family and friends. Hugs.

  4. Troy will always be in my memories, because of our shared love and rivalry for football. Troy loved his Eagles as I love my Cowboys. However I will be rooting for his Eagles this coming Sunday in his honor. If Troy was here right now he would just look at me and say “Wow”. Because he knows that I always have vowed that when my Cowboys are done so am I, and I watch the Superbowl for the commercials. I will miss our talks about our teams, but I will never forget him when football comes around each year. So to my friend rest well and save me a seat in that stadium in heaven till we meet again. Love you brother. Fly Eagles Fly!

  5. Troy was always so kind and caring. Always saying hi to all my daycare kids. He was so unconditional. Rest easy Troy.💐

  6. Troy was a great friend and a wonderful person. We met at USD where we both went to school. We went to Padres games together. He liked to joke around. An amazing sports fan too, especially for his PA teams! We will miss you Troy!

  7. Vicky, my heart goes out to you and your family. When I think of Troy, I saw an amazing person, easy to approach and friendly to talk to. What a friend. As soon as I arrived at Sandburg, I knew we were going to be friends and colleagues from the start. His integrity, encouragements, and talent in sports, made me feel right at home while at school. Troy’s kindness helped me to feel good about teaching at Sandburg. Vicky, Thank God for Troy!

  8. It saddens our hearts that Troy is no longer with us-but we feel so lucky to have had him in our life. From little on up, he was always so happy and easy going…..a pleasure to be with.
    Troy grew up to become a wonderful husband and father….a wonderful person all around. The world lost a good guy…but Heaven gained a rare gem.
    Love, Aunt Rene & Uncle Mike.

  9. Vicki I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain BUT also remember that Troys loving memories will hold in your hearts forever.
    Sending love and hugs,

  10. My Deepest Sympathy to Vicki, Carlee, Jaimee and Brady. I’m so happy I got to meet and know Troy through my friend Vicki. I will always remember Troy as a happy and fun person to be around. It was great to see how dedicated and good he was to his wife and children. I will truly miss Troy, but find comfort knowing he’s with God.

  11. As neighbors to Vicki’s parents ,we saw Troy frequently as he vacationed with the the family.
    Always pleasant and smiling. Loved to jog around our neighborhood.
    A wonderful father and husband.
    Our condolences to family.

    Sophie and John Menard

  12. Vicki I am so very sorry for your loss. It was an honor and pleasure working with Troy at Red Hawk. I loved his positive energy and calm demeanor. He is truly missed.

    With love and hugs,

  13. Constein Family:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to work with Troy at Red Hawk Elementary School. He was always so positive with a contagious smile that let kids know he cared. I remember seeing him shoot hoops with the students at recess always giving them HIGH FIVES….He is truly missed.


  14. I m sorry to hear this news. Troy was a positive person with students and staff. He will missed dearly here at R.H.E.S. and elsewhere. I am sorry about your loss and the loss to all who knew and love him.

  15. Such a sad loss!!! I hope everyone can think of the great memories of Troy to comfort them at this time!
    Troy, you are missed! Red Hawk is not the same without you!!!

  16. Vicki,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Troy. I worked with him at Temecula Valley Charter and then again at Red Hawk. He was such a calm and kind man and my son Luke loved having Mr. C. as his 3rd grade teacher. My heart is with you and your family and Troy will be so missed.

  17. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Troy was such a sweet and caring person. His students felt his love for them. He was so good about going outside and playing basketball with the kids. What a great way to make personal connections with students. He will be greatly missed on our campus.

    Libby Puls

  18. Troy is greatly missed here at Red Hawk. We were hallway neighbors for 5 years. He was incredibly kind and patient with everyone. He was always a gracious mainstream teacher for my special education students. I’ll miss seeing him playing basketball with the kids. I’m thinking of you all and sending my love.

  19. Mr. C,
    Its me John Palma from last school years 3rd grade class. I want you to know that you are one of the coolest teacher I’ve had. I will always remember your stories about your kids and your doggie. I can still remember when your doggie came to school one time and you were so happy. I bet there’s lots of doggies in heaven! Thank you for being my teacher.
    I will always remember you.

  20. We are saddened by this big loss and are thinking of your family with love . Troy will always have a special place in our hearts and lives . What a truly amazing person he was ,and what a remarkable life he lived. We feel so lucky that we got to know him. We will always be thankful as he was our son’s first coach and childhood best friend’s Dad .
    We are keeping each and one of you in our warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time. We will be celebrating the life of Troy and mourning his passing with you.
    Azizi Family

  21. Thank you for your big heart coaching softball to my three kids. You wanted every child to have a good understanding of the game. I remember backyard get togethers when the kids were younger & you & Vicky always so affectionate to one another. What a wonderful legacy you left of deep love, compassion & resilience. May you rest in peace Troy & prayers for comfort & peace to Vicky, Carlee, Jaimee & Brady.

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