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David J. Trautman

  • On February 2, 2021
  • 8 Comments

David James Trautman, age 73, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

David was the loving and devoted husband of Randy Trautman for over 50 years; loving father of Mark (Natalia) Trautman, Michele (David) Mandler, Lauren (Jared) Kelley, the late Michael Trautman and the late Thomas Matthew Trautman; cherished grandfather of Thomas Trautman, Maxwell, Owen and Eli Mandler, and Angelina Trautman.

David was a devout Catholic whose faith was very strong.  He was dedicated to a life of service. His legacy was serving others as a seminarian, Coast Guard veteran, and policeman. He had a great love and commitment to his wife, children, and grandchildren.  He will be remembered as “a nice guy” and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

A private Funeral Mass will be held for immediate family with a celebration of life to follow once covid concerns are low.

In lieu of flowers, the family askes donations to be made in David’s honor to the Starzl Transplantation Institute.

Make checks payable to the Starzl Transplantation Institute and mail to:

128 North Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Gifts can also be made online by going to https://donation.upmc.com/donation/ and choosing the Starzl Transplantation Institute on the drop-down menu.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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8 Comments

Nicole Steinhart
  • Feb 2 2021
Sorry for your loss all of you. I love Mr. Trautman and will always remember his kind heart and words.
Joe & Harriet Cardimen
  • Feb 2 2021
Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and give you peace as only He can.
Mitch & Andrea Mandler
  • Feb 2 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Diane Gross
  • Feb 3 2021
Lauren & Family, There are no words but you will be in my prayers and my heart. My deepest sympathy.
Mike Banaszak
  • Feb 4 2021
I was a young Police Officer (assigned to zone 5) when i started my career in the City of Pittsburgh. Dave was one of our supervisors back in the very early 90's. He was a great person, and I remember how he took all of us under his wing. He was a great individual and a fantastic boss. I am very sorry for your loss. I will always remember him.
Paul Hustler
  • Feb 5 2021
God bless you and your family Dave. It was an honor and pleasure to have worked with you. When you retired the citizens of the city of Pittsburgh had lost a dedicated Police Officer. Thanks for being there when I needed help. Good speed Dave.
Jeffrey Miler
  • Feb 5 2021
Deepest sympathies to the Trautman Family. I worked for Sergeant Trautman at Zone 5. He was an awesome person and very good boss. A very compassionate person that worked the streets with toughness but empathy. Great leader who will be missed. God Bless Sergeant Trautman.
Barry Barthelemy
  • Feb 6 2021
I was very sad to learn of Dave’s passing. I also worked with him at zone 5. He was a good supervisor and always looked out for his crew. “Sarge” had a gentleness about him that put new rookie cops’ nerves at ease. He was truly a good man. Heaven gained a new guardian, and his shined boots will remain clicking. Rest in HIS peace “sarge”
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