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Michael Gruen, 36, of Hawaii and formerly of Tunkhannock, died Sept. 22, 2020.

Born Sept. 26, 1983, son of Barbara Good, Tunkhannock, and Daniel Lee Gruen, Allentown, he was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School and attended Temple University for hospitality.

An avid NBA and March Madness fan, Michael was a gifted athlete who scored more than 1,000 points in high school. He had a deep appreciation for the game of basketball and continued to play at Dream Court in Hawaii.

He worked at the Hilton, Residence Inn, Hardware Bar and Kildare's while living in the Scranton area, and upon moving to Maui, worked at Aqualani Black Rock Resort, Bubba Gump's and then Boss Frog's Beach Rentals for five years.

Michael was a people person who was always smiling and had a positive attitude. He loved his family, his dog Nova and the Miami Dolphins. Gone too soon, he will be deeply missed by all.

Also surviving are two brothers: Robert Reimiller and his wife Danielle, and Daniel Lee Gruen Jr.; stepfather, Tom Ratchford; grandparents: Robert and Kathy Good, and Edmund Gruen; aunt, Dawn; and nieces and nephews: Christian, Seth, Anna, Meghan and Kaitlyn.

He was preceded in death by grandmothers: Nancy Good and Doris Gruen; aunt Jean; and uncles: Mike, Ed and Gene.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Cyril Edwards in the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann St., Scranton. Friends may call from 1 to 2:45 p.m.

Interment at a later date, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

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