May 8, 1998 - July 23, 2020
Trace William Painter, 22, of Saginaw, our loving, hard-working and devoted son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and most loyal friend and teammate, with a heart larger than life passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Trace was born in Saginaw on May 8, 1998, the son of William Painter and the former Michele Doyle. He graduated from Heritage High School, where he excelled in baseball and went on to attend Delta College, where he also played on the baseball team. Always athletically gifted, Trace’s love for baseball was a lifelong passion. Trace was a gifted listener, who was known to always unite and lift those up who were troubled and in need of guidance and direction. Always optimistic and positive, Trace found the silver lining in everyone and was a constant source of encouragement and hope. Trace was employed with Kalin Construction, a position he absolutely loved. He also loved frequenting the casinos, especially the blackjack tables. Trace’s memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends for years to come. Trace leaves to carry on his legacy, his parents: William Painter and Michele (Jeff) Gorenflo; sister, Sydnie Painter; grandparents, Edna Zelmer and John “Butch” Doyle; aunts and uncles, Ava & Dan Logan, Kim & Dan Koffsky, West & Penni Painter, Walter & Dawn Painter, Shaun Doyle (Krista Trevino), and Cody Lown; loving girlfriend, Emilee LeRoux, along with many cousins and friends. Trace was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marlene Doyle, Walter Painter, and James Zelmer. Trace's family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 2:30 PM until Trace's 4:30 PM Memorial Ceremony at Harvey Randall Wickes Park (West), 7449 McCarty Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. While the visiting and memorial will be held outdoors, masks still must be worn and social distancing observed. In lieu of flowers and to truly honor Trace’s memory, memorial contributions in his memory are strongly encouraged to be directed to Miracle League of Mid-Michigan, benefiting and allowing special needs children the opportunity to play baseball, c/o Skorupski Family Funeral Home, 1550 Midland Rd., Saginaw, MI 48638. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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