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2100 Perkiomen Avenue
READING, PA 19606
Phone: 610-376-7121
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Michael Trommatter

Michael G. Trommatter

Thursday, June 30th, 1960 - Friday, January 24th, 2020
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Michael G. Trommatter, 59, of East Reading, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Karen A. (Barrett) Trommatter. Born in Cherry Point, VA, he was the son of James and Sandra (Beck) Trommatter, Williamsburg, VA. He was a member of Seyfert Wesleyan Church, Birdsboro and the founder of Safehouse Bird Rescue. Mike was a former editor for the Williamsburg Gazette and lastly worked as a forklift driver for Walmart Distribution. In addition to his wife Karen, Mike is survived by son Ashton (Brittany); brother Jim (Wanda); sister Becky Bull; and niece Taylor. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm with services beginning at 12:30 pm in Seyfert Wesleyan Church, 2 Maple Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seyfert Wesleyan Church, to the address above. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com
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  • Visitation

    February 1st, 2020 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    When
    February 1st, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Location
    Seyfert Wesleyan Church
    Address
    2 Maple Rd.
    Birdsboro, PA 19508
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  • Service

    February 1st, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    February 1st, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    Seyfert Wesleyan Church
    Address
    2 Maple Rd.
    Birdsboro, PA 19508
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    Officiant
    Pastor Mark Soone

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Julie Beck Stahley

Posted at 09:28am
John and I shout out our deepest condolences to the family, we love you so much. As we carry heavy hearts for the loss of Mike I would like to bring a smile or possibly a giggle your way with one of my simple but unforgettable events with Mike. Growing up, I spent many summers in Virginia at Aunt Sandy and Uncle Jims trailer park, this particular summer I arrived and Mike had just recently moved into his own trailer at the park so he couldn't wait for me to see it, so he told me what lot it was to come see it, he was there just getting done installing his new ceiling fan. I walked in and of course the first thing that caught my eye was this fishing pole sitting in the corner with a fuzzy furry thing attached at the end. He's going on and on about this new ceiling fan he was so proud that he installed and showing me the remote that operated this fan and turned it on high speed to cool the joint. My curiosity was pumping, I was like, yippee Mike what is this fishing pole for??? He said oh that's my cat pole, he said do you want to catch a cat? he called his cat into the room and told me to cast the line out and catch his cat. So of course I am a very good caster only being taught by the best, my father Wally the Pro Angler LOL, I casted this line out and too my surprise, BAM I got a hit! I caught the new ceiling fan at high speed! it was like I caught a gigantic Marlin, the reel was going zing zing zing , the cats head was doing 360 degree rotations after this fuzzy thing, Everything happened so fast! in panic mode, Mike and I were holding on to the pole as the line quickly wrapped around the new fan. suddenly the fan stopped... the motor burned out! not only did he need a new fan, we both needed new pants as we rolled on the floor peeing ourselves laughing so hard. RIP Mike, Thank you for the many everlasting fond memories that will always bring laughter to my heart, GOD BLESS YOUR ONE OF A KIND SOUL !

Lanny Freeland

Posted at 05:50pm
Jim and Sandy: Butch and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers
S

Sportsmom77@hotmail.com

Posted at 04:44pm
This is with great saddness to learn of michaels passing. Michael lives most of his life in Williamsburg, va. He was well known for being the manager at Pet World off Monticello Ave.
his love for animals was so endearing. He would rescue every animal or find them a good home. Most people thought Michael was the owner of Pet World as he loved there.

His “son” was Christopher Reagan who quickly became known for being the snake expert. Michael took Christopher under his wing and was the dad to Christopher and Christopher being the son to Michael he never had. When you saw one in the pet store you saw the other.
Michaels love for animals with his ex wife Susan friend started and opened a non profit Safehouse for birds. He supported the turtle non profit and many other rescue organizations.
Michael was kind and funny. Always was greeted with a smile. He always smiled. He was the safe habour for even people. He didn’t care what your issues were. He accepted everyone for who they were. He saw beyond the outer surface and saw your soul. The goodness in people.
Michael was the captain for the island of the misfits. His kindness touched people’s lives and made them feel loved.

He was quirky and funny and had a good soul.

When pet world closed he works for the va gazette with delivery single copy newspapers. And the Williamsburg magazine. Michaels eye sight wasn’t the best. I remember him coming into work and saying “oops. I hit another mailbox. I didn’t see it right there. I need to go buy a mailbox and replace it”. He would giggle and felt bad. But he always made things right.
The love between him and Christopher was undeniable. They needed each other and Michael was full of fatherly advise for Christopher and loving guidance He taught Christopher a lot about animals, reptiles, hedgehogs, ferrets fish you name it. Christopher’s bedroom was like a mini pet world. Michael wanted people to be happy and smile and get along.
People loved him here in Williamsburg. He was apart of the landscape. He was a fixture in Williamsburg If you didn’t know him personally. You certainly knew about him.
He loves people. And he wanted people to be proud of him. No matter what he did he took pride in it.
He was so proud of getting then non-profit safe haven with Susan. He just to have a bird that would talk.
A funny story. Michael has gas And it just would happen. When I walked in the house to pick up Christopher the bird said “mike...mike... did you fart mike? Did you fart?”
Of course we all broke down with that hard belly laugh until our sides hurt. Life was simple with Michael. Full of love and simple and he loved each moment in the present.
If we don’t remember anything , remember to live each day in the present and to be kind to others. Rest In Peace my sweet friend. We’ve missed you since you moved away. Now you are free of pain and can see clearly and dance. God has you now and that’s the best place to be. Keep an eye out on us all. And May peace be with your wife as she continues without you.
SF

Susan Friend

Posted at 04:28pm
What I remember about Mike was his wonderful heart. He never met a stranger and was accepting of everyone. In all his years working at Pet World in Williamsburg, Va. he took his time with each person, carefully explaining how to tend to each animal they purchased. Mike and I co- founded Safe House, which was a rescue for unwanted parrots and ran it successfully for 6 years. That also was a reflection of his tender heart in that he was always taking in the misfits and loving them back to health. I will never forget Mike, he was truly one of a kind.
Susan Friend
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Peter Squiccimara

Posted at 04:14pm
Karen , Ashton and Family,
We are very saddened by Mike’s passing , I know he is smiling down upon you all from heaven . Mike was always warm and welcoming to all who he came in contact with him . He always had a few wise words for anyone who would listen and encouraged those around him . He was a beacon of light for all of us who knew Him , The laughter that surrounded him was always going to stay with me . My heart prays for you all ,

God Bless ,
Audrey and Adam
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