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January 7, 2014

Michael J. Tramte

CLEVELAND — Michael J. Tramte, age 72, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Wade Park Veterans Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Cleveland to Amelia (Fortuna) and John Stanley Tramte.

A Veteran, Michael was a member of the U.S. Navy as a Ship’s Electrician. After being honorably discharged, he worked and traveled throughout the country as a Nuclear Power Plant Inspector.

Michael enjoyed movies, music, reading, cooking and riding on his motorcycle. He enjoyed traveling and seeing the world through his computer. Michael tried to spend as much time with his children and his grandchildren that work would allow. He lived life to the fullest -- no matter what the situation. He never quit. He knew tomorrow would be a better day and he would have another chance. His motto, “Live well, Laugh often, Love with all your heart!”

He is survived by his children, Kim Smith, Michael John (Bobbie) Tramte II, Jason P. Tramte, Rebecca L. (Marian) Munteanu, Aaron J. Tramte, Mathew P. Tramte and Bethany H. (Christopher) Chongris; grandchildren, Kristin, Patrick, Karrie, Emily (Jacob), Ethan, Eve, Nadia, Daniel, Helena, Lydia and Athena; great-grandchild, Emmalynn; brothers, James B. (Lydia) Tramte and Richard G. (Sandy) Tramte; former spouse and mother of Michael’s children, Mimi (Hurley) Tramte; and ex-wife, Beverly (DeMore) Tramte.

He was preceded in death by his baby daughter, Kelly; grandson, Nicolas Davis; his parents; and a sister, Amelia Joan Skocaj.

Friends will be received Thursday, Jan. 9th, from 2 to 4 p.m. at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041. Funeral Service will follow at 4 p.m., Jan. 9th.

Contributions may be made to Heroes Harbor Hospice of the VA, Wade Park Division, 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Obituary may be viewed online at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.

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