YOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. Norman John Traynor, 77, of Boardman died March 21, 2022 after a long illness.
Born in Youngstown, OH, Mr. Traynor graduated from Ursuline High School in 1963 and went on to receive his bachelor of education degree at Youngstown State University. He also served in the National Guard.
Mr. Traynor was a teacher in the Youngstown City Schools for over 30 years, teaching at South High School and Chaney High School. Throughout his career, he coached baseball, basketball, track, and speech teams. He was a well-known and loved teacher throughout the district, often being visited by former students throughout his life. He also helped coach his children, whom he never let win (like most dads would), passing on his competitive spirit, especially during family game nights.
He was married to Mrs. Kathleen (Tyndall) Traynor for over 51 years. They have eight children together, which will now be ranked from his favorite to least favorite starting with his favorite child Mary (Robin) Myers, his favorite son, Norman Traynor Jr., his second favorite daughter Maggie Traynor, followed by Bill (Julie Bartolone) Traynor, Cecily (Dave Ebert) Traynor, Noreen (Junior) Natal, Dolly Traynor, and Dr. Kristen (Gleb) Traynor-Mytko. This is a well-known ranking order, and we have all come to terms with it prior to his passing.
He is survived by nine grandchildren, Ella, Eli, Nora, Amanda (Dave), Antony (Cassie), Ramon, Kay, Lelia, and Mae, in addition to his great-granddaughter, Rion. They will all dearly miss their "Pucka"!
Visitation will be held at St. Edward Church, 223 Benita Ave. Youngstown, OH, on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, March 25, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
One of his favorite places on earth was Sea Isle City, New Jersey, where he and his family vacationed for over 50 years. We have no doubt his soul will continue to walk alongside us each year on those long, hot walks by the ocean and the many trips to grab his favorite F-U-D-G-E.
The family has requested that contributions please be made to St. Edward Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown, 44504 or Hospice of the Valley. 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, 44512.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the funeral home website www.mccauleyfuneral.com.
Arrangements by The McCauley Funeral Home privileged to serve the valley for more than 120 years!
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