AMerican Veteran 11

Thomas Russell Trautman

July 24, 1941 ~ September 16, 2021 (age 80)


Thomas Russell Trautman, age 80, of Kent, died on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at UH Portage Medical Center. 

Thomas was born July 24, 1941 in Akron, to Russell and Mildred (Hill) Trautman. 

He enjoyed trips down to Hollywood beach in Florida with his wife Diane and best friends Darlene and Gene Mettler.  When he didn’t have his feet in the sand and a fishing pole in the ocean, you could find him on the Suffield Springs golf course trying to hit the ball straight.  You could also find him sitting at Wendy’s with the guys or hanging out supervising his best friend Dennis at Jacksons tire.   

He serviced in the Navy on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1966 – 1967.   

He is survived by his sons, Tommy (Debbie) Trautman, and Rusty (Tamie)Trautman; grandchildren, Michael (Keira) Trautman, Averi Cucuzza, Kenzi Jones, Adam Trautman, Garrett Degraw & Kalista Bixler; great grandchildren, Emily Jones, Preston Jones & Adalynn Reish; brothers, Dennis Trautman, Tim Trautman, and Craig Trautman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Trautman; parents, Russell, Mildred Hill. 

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, October 19th from 4-6 PM at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home, 628 W Main St, Kent, followed by a Memorial service at 6 PM with Celebrant Kevin O’Brien officiating.  Memorials may be made to Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, OH 42240.  

Services in care of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 West Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.

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October 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kent United Methodist Church (Bethlehem, PA, Bissler, Kent)

Memorial Service
October 19, 2021

6:00 PM
Kent United Methodist Church (Bethlehem, PA, Bissler, Kent)

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