John G. Trautz, age 76 of Halifax, Ma passed away on April 24, at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge after a lengthy hospital stay at BWH in Boston fighting leukemia and cardiovascular issues.
John (Jack) is survived by his daughter Liza Trautz, his grandchildren, Alexander, Jacob, Julia Paterson and his great grandson Mason, from Georgia. He also leaves his Sister Joan Burgess, his niece Denise Stanley and nephew Wayne Stanley, and great niece Courtni Stanley and great nephews Sean and Evan Stanley, all of South Weymouth.
He was born in East Boston, brought up in South Weymouth and at an early age became a paper boy for the Patriot Ledger. As a teenager he started and completed an apprenticeship as a meat cutter and worked for Curtis Farms, Capitol and Purity Supreme Supermarkets before retiring in 2017 from Roche Brothers.
Jack studied and became a pilot over 20 years ago. He then bought and flew his Lake Flyer Seaplane for many years. He was also an avid motorcyclist and dirt biker. John enjoyed many years of travel and exploration in his camper vehicle. He loved stock car racing and had over the years built his own car.
John (Jack) was preceded in death by his mother and father John and Mary Trautz and by his sister Claire Stanley. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a visiting hour on Saturday, April 27from 10-11am in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) S. Weymouth. A Funeral Service in Jack’s memory will immediately follow at 11am in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s memory to American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451, www.heart.org.