- June 8, 1950 - August 4, 2013
- Macomb Township, Michigan
of Michael's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mike's family.
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“So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. It was shocked to me and Sam when we got your letter in January. Did not know he was ill. We've known both of you...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Bonnie Phillips - Clinton Twp, MI
“I don't need to say hello or goodbye to you...for we will meet again! For you brother, regardless, it is always hello! I miss your smile, your ...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: maureen solovy - rochester, MI
“Sorry to hear that my brother has passed. He is with Jesus, and our dad, and brothers Pat and Mark. Love you and will miss you. I am praying that...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Shaughn Morris - California City, CA
“Loved my brother!!! Had great memories of us growing up together. Riding bikes, playing baseball and hide and go seek...RIP bro until I c u again...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Kathleen A. Cook - Dallas, TX
“We knew each other as co-workers at Home Depot, you were kind, considerate and always willing to work hard and help when needed. That says a lot...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Suzan Medley - Chesterfield, MI
“God bless you Kris. There are so many things I never knew about you. I am so sorry for your loss. We will have to talk at the store, one day, when...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Sheila Andres - Eastpointe, MI
I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray you find comfort at this difficult time within each other, that you find peace in knowing he...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Robyn - Macomb, MI
“It has been an honor to know Mike for over 20 years. One of my fondest memories will always be days spent at the tax office & Mike mixing up Danette...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Donna Holien - Sterling Heights, MI
“I will never forget the first time i saw you; Kris had dragged me to Kelly Kue to see "this gorgeous guy"; As they say---the rest is history; I've...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Jayne Hemmingsen - Lapeer, MI
“Daddo... I sit back and think of all the amazing times we had in grayling, all the amusement and water parks (cedar pointe was our favorite) to this...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: shannon - clinton twp, MI
“I am very sorry for your loss. Mike when playing Pickleball and when out to eat, always made me smile. He was such a great friend. Mike always said...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: George Negoshian - Poiniciana, FL
“Mike, I will never understand why God chooses the Great Ones to leave us early in life, I guess he must need you for something very special. There...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Kathy Feiler - Friend
“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God grant you and your family a peace...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Michelle - Sterling Heights, MI
I'll miss you with every golf swing, pool ball sank, roller coaster ridden, at every sporting event, every card, board, and yard game played....Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Dave Tracy - Ferndale, MI - Son
“Kris & Family,
We were so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. May God be with you in the days ahead.
Barb & Ron Doll
15 of 27 | Posted by: Barb & Ron Doll
“mike..as your friend since high school and our working days at chatham......let it be known you will be missed immensely. always a great friend and a...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: charlie van gogh - MI
“So very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dave and Shannon.
17 of 27 | Posted by: Deborah Hunn - Ithaca, MI
“Mike , we will miss all the great game playing adventures. May you have fun up there playing cards and games with your brothers. You are a great...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: chris and steve kaczorowski - MI
“Tax day was fun, to go in and see where the cats were napping.
Donna's sister. Mike always had a smile, they told us about plans for the summer with...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: David & Linda Mullins - Royal Oak, MI
“Sending you much love and strength to you and your loving family at this difficult time. You both had many good years together and blessed with 2...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Deborah Berkey - Clinnton Twp, MI
“Dear Kris and family,May Gods peace be with you and your family at this difficult time ...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: John & Diana Nemeth - Gilbert, AZ
“What a nice guy. I remember when Mike ,Kris Pat Feiler and Myself rode our bikes and Mike?Kris on roller blades went from Pat's house to St.Heights...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Jean Rohn - warren, MI - friend
“It was an honor to meet you Mike in the short time of knowing you. You have raised two wonderful children whom I think the world of. My husband and...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Mrs Teresa Griffith - Troy, MI
“l am so glad your suffering is over. I will love you and miss you forever. Thank you for 36 years and 2 amazing children. So many sweet memories from...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Kris - macomb, MI - wife
“Kris, I am so sorry for your loss. God is ever near to those Who have a broken heart ...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Sharman - Sterling Heights, MI
“Sweet friend. We love you and will remember your kindness forever. Love to Kris, Dave (Shannon), Shannon and the Tracy family.
26 of 27 | Posted by: Charlie and Nancy Vermeersch - MI
“We are both so sorry for your loss, may Mike rest in peace, our thoughts are with you at this time.
27 of 27 | Posted by: Joseph & Jean Montecillo - Macomb, MI
Michael Tracy was born June 8, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. Michael and his siblings grew up on the eastside, and Michael's father, Arthur, worked at Ford Motor Company to support his growing family.
Even as a youth and teenager, Mike was very active and enjoyed playing football during his high school years. One day, while playing pool with friends at Kelly Cue Pool Hall, Mike challenged the very attractive Kris Schrodt to play against him. Mike not only won the match, but won Kris' heart as well.
The two were united in marriage October 2, 1976 at the Regina High School Chapel. Mike attended Macomb Community College during this time and worked at Chatham Supermarket to put himself through school. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Management. Mike and Kris would later relocate to Warren, Michigan where their family would grow. A son, David was born and a daughter, Shannon, would follow eighteen months later. In 1985, the family moved to Macomb Township where Mike would live the rest of his life.
Mike was a very skilled salesman and worked his way up to a managerial position first at New York Carpet World and later at World of Floors. He had a very strong work ethic and never called in sick. Mike retired from Home Depot when he became ill.
When Mike was not working hard he could be found at home or abroad doing a number of activities. He was always on the go with his friends and family. Each Monday was "Pineapple Poker Night" with his buddies; Thursday was the travelling golf game day; Saturday was movie night (his favorites being 3-D movies of all genres) with Kris. Spare time was filled with board games, roller blading, pickle ball (imagine tennis meets ping-pong), gambling at Greektown Casino…
Mike and his family made frequent fishing trips to Grayling and to amusements parks of all types; water parks, music parks and ski trips. He and Kris would take their yearly cruises. Most recently they had cruised around the Caribbean and the Mediterranean and visited the Vatican.
At home Mike was the "Grille Master" and was famous in his neighborhood for his barbecue ribs. It did not have to be a holiday for Mike to celebrate life; each day was a new adventure that he embraced whole heartedly.
Even when Mike was diagnosed with Lou-Gehrig's Disease in November of 2012, his adventurous spirit could not be suppressed. Though the disease began to rob him of his ability to walk, just last May he was in his motorized wheelchair in the Bahamas enjoying the time he had left with his family as he had always done.
On the morning of August 4th, 2013, Michael Tracy began his greatest adventure yet. He lived an extremely full life with no regrets, no fears and left us with memories that will last for eternity.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years, Kris Tracy; children, Dave (Shannon) Tracy and Shannon Tracy; his granddaughter, Emma who is due November 15th; siblings, Phil Tracy and Mary Jo (Ron) Gillingham; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all of whom he cherished.
Mike was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Patrick Tracy and Mark Tracy.