Michael K. Jamrog, Sr., 47 of Hatfield, passed away on January 20, 2021. Born on July 18, 1973, he was the son of Barbara C. and the late Kenneth Stephen Jamrog. Michael grew up in Hatfield and was a graduate of Smith Academy Class of 1991. He played on the varsity soccer team. They won the Schmid Division Championship and went to the Western Mass semi-finals in 1989. He worked for 25 years at American Specialty Grinding Co. and Tool Supply, co-founded by his father. He was a teaching machinist foreman. He was a soccer and baseball coach for his sons and the children at Hatfield Elementary School. He enjoyed helping his sons with Boy Scout activities. He was a member of Lake George Sportsman's Club and Burgy Bullets Snowmobile Club. He loved outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hockey, fly fishing, boating, wakeboarding, target shooting, hiking, prospecting, tracking wild animals, four wheeling on his ATV, off-roading in his Jeep, and camping in Vermont with his family and Husky dogs. He enjoyed watching the Bruins and going to Monster Jam truck shows and NASCAR and NHRA drag races with his family. He enjoyed visiting Arkansas with his family to go trout fishing since he was five years old. He visited Aruba and St. Martin with his family. He founded 413 Mining enterprise with his son Brandin. Most of all, Michael loved spending time with his boys, family, and friends. Michael had a huge heart and was always willing to help. He was an altar server for 8 years for Father Michael Lynch and Father Robert Coonan and remained a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth S.; and brother, Kenneth C. Jamrog. He leaves his sons, Michael K. Jamrog, Jr. and Brandin H. Jamrog of Hatfield; his mother, Barbara C. Krzak Jamrog of Hatfield; his sister, Diane C. Jamrog, Ph.D. and her husband, John Muccino of Sudbury. Michael is loved and missed more than words can say. His life was celebrated with Holy Mass on January 29th at Our Lady of Grace Church. Donations in honor of Michael may be sent to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, (800) 321-3437.
Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 8, 2021.