G. Thomas Tranter
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G. Thomas Tranter

Elmira - age 88 of Sarasota, Florida and formerly of Elmira, Ithaca and Cazenovia, NY went to be with our beloved Lord on Sunday, January 6, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents, George Davidson Tranter and Della P. Tranter. He was also predeceased by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years Mary Ellen Sanders Tranter in 2014, his sister Mary Jane McShirley and two brothers, C. James Tranter and Robert D. Tranter. He is survived by his four children: G. Thomas (Elizabeth) Tranter, Jr., Gregory (Tracy) Tranter, M. Karen Tranter (Gregory Sommers), and Nancy (Stuart) Wright. He is also survived by nine loving grandchildren: Michael (Sara) Tranter, Robert (Nicole) Tranter, Kelley (Joseph) Meade, Lauren (Turner) Semrau, Matthew (Aubrey) Tranter, Victoria Wright, Joshua Sommers, Brittany Wright and Jackson Wright and seven great-grandchildren: Ashleigh Meade, Joseph Meade V, Ellie Tranter, Meadow Tranter, Mia Tranter, Blake Tranter and Zachary Semrau. Tom graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1952. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. serving in Military Justice. His business career spanned 50 years in the investment business, the vast majority of them at First Albany Corporation in Elmira where he was Vice President and Director. He was also a visiting instructor at Elmira College. Tom was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 45 years and a past President in 1980. He was a past Chairman of the Community Foundation and a past Campaign Chair of the United Way. Tom was a member of the Ithaca Yacht Club and was a past Commodore. He was a communicant and active volunteer of St. Michael's in Siesta Key FL. A private Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Tom's life will be held at the convenience of his family. For those wishing to remember Tom please consider a donation to either: Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave. Elmira, NY, 14903 or to the Community Foundation, Tranter Fund, 301 S. Main Street, Horseheads, NY, 14845.

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February 11, 2019
Tom, Greg, Karen, & Nancy,
I was just informed that your Dad had recently passed away. I am so very sorry to hear the news. I will always remember our times together in Cincinnati for Easter gatherings. The memories we have are precious so always enjoy.
Your cousin Jeff
January 11, 2019
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Julee Gianoulis
January 9, 2019
Tom, Carol and I are very sorry to hear of your dad's passing, he was a true gentleman and will be missed. You and your family are in our prayers.
Bob Schultz
January 9, 2019
To the Tranter Family -
Know how sorry we are for the passing of the patriarch of the Tranter Family. His ability, knowledge, and talents got him to the top. However, It was his character, kindness, and integrity that kept him there. Our prayers are with you all.
Jayne and Mike D'Aloisio
January 8, 2019
This small message brings my deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Tranter. May God grant him eternal rest, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Patrick Daugherty
January 8, 2019
Tom, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours at this difficult time

Jim Burke, OLL '68
Jim Burke
January 8, 2019
Dear Karen, Greg, and Joshua,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the deep love for your father and Grandfather comfort you during this difficult time. We love you all and are so sorry for your lose.
Love, Barb, Scott, and Zachary
January 8, 2019
Tom, Elizabeth and the entire Tranter Family, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully fond memories will help you get through this tought time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John Comereski Betsy Pesesky
January 8, 2019
To the Tranter family,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. He was a dynamic man who always had a smile to share. My mother has enjoyed his company at Appleridge. He will be greatly missed. May God's grace grant you strength and peace.
Mary Hosey
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