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Ernest "Mickey" Trautz
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
Ernest R. “Mickey” Trautz, 73, departed on May 19, 2022.
Mickey was born on December 22, 1948 to the late Ernest H. and Marie T. Trautz. He grew up in Philadelphia, PA with his sisters Joyce and Patricia.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1974 as a Cannoneer in the Artillery Unit and Received the National Service Medal Sharpshooter m-14 m-16.
He was an extremely hard worker, dedicated and determined to provide for his family and give them the life they deserved. He worked in refrigeration for a few years before making a career as an Importer/Exporter for Yeches & Eichenbaum where he retired to Elysburg in the early 2000's. There he spent time with family, helped friends, and was the best friend to his beloved dog, Juno.
His interests and talents were vast and varied. He loved to shoot pool and enjoy a cold beer. Mickey could fix or build anything, he truly was a real life McGuyver! He loved classic movies and oldies music. He loved cars and motorcycles. He loved to cook. He also loved to eat, some of his favorites were an Italian Hoagie, a Philly Cheesesteak, Soft Pretzels, and Jelly Donuts. He was a professional prankster. He got a kick out of performing Magic Tricks. But above all he loved to make people laugh and he truly was the best joke teller, he never missed a punchline.
Everyone that knew Mickey, knew that he was an extremely kind, giving person and that he loved his family very much. He is survived by his Son, Michael (Jenny) and Daughters, Jennifer Majka, Susan, and Rebecca Schmidt (Joey). He was the proud Pop of his 10 Grandchildren and Pop Pop to his 5 Great Grandchildren.
He also leaves behind loving cousins, nieces, nephews, brother in law and cherished friends.
Please join the Trautz family after 3:00 pm on Saturday June 18th 2022, at Delaware Valley Cremation Center, 7350 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136 for a gathering of remembrance in honoring and celebrating Mickey's life. There will be time for refreshments and fellowship until 6:00 pm, where Mickey’s family will be accessible to receive the loving comfort of your condolences, remembrances and support.
Afterwards, friends and family are welcome to an after-reception from 6:30-10:00 pm at the Ancient Order of Hibernians 7229 Tulip St. Philadelphia Pa 19135
Interment will take place Friday July 15, 2022 at 12:30pm (Please arrive by 12:00 pm) at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Indiantown Gap Rd, Annville, Pa 17003
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research www.lustgarten.org 415 Crossways Park Drive Ste D Woodbury, NY 11797.
I was lucky enough to be his nurse at GSACH. He was such a sweet guy. Despite his situation he would always have a smile on his face and tell me a joke. I had the pleasure of sitting with him and hearing his stories of his life and meeting his daughters. There is always that one patient that just sticks with you and he was mine. I was so heartbroken to learn of his passing. He was such a special human being. To his family and friends I am so sorry for your loss
Heather Mulligan Jun 29 2022 11:16 AM
Condolences to you and your family!I miss seeing and speaking to Mick on my walks down Center Street. He was a very kind generous man, who always had a story and a joke to tell. He was a dear friend and neighbor!
Robin Zarkowski Jun 19 2022 1:51 PM
Samantha Deegan lit a candle for Ernest "Mickey" Trautz
Samantha Deegan Jun 18 2022 8:39 AM
Sorry for your loss! We will miss him. He was my best friend! His presence will always be miss.
Kenny (Sunoco Elysburg, PA) Jun 16 2022 12:18 PM
This was a man you met once and always remember. Thanks for the amazing meatball sandwich and for the Frank Sinatra and dean Martin albums (from your OWN jukebox collection - simply because he saw I was excited about it). For raising such an incredible daughter, Susan, who treats everyone with the same love and joy that you seemed to have. I hope you found peace surrounded by your family who loved you so much. Thanks for being someone worth remembering.
Ryan Cohen Jun 13 2022 11:36 AM
Cissy lit a candle for Ernest "Mickey" Trautz
Cissy Jun 13 2022 10:05 AM