Harry Adam Trautmann, Jr. died peacefully at his home in Matinecock Farms, Glen Cove on Jan. 19, 2009 after a prolonged illness. He was born in Nyack, NY in 1919 to Harry Adam Trautmann, a senior vice president of Hanover Bank and Emilie Home Trautmann. He was raised in Manhasset where he resided until moving to Matinecock Farms in 1994 with his wife of 64 years, Catherine Cole Trautmann.
Harry graduated from Deerfield Academy and Amherst College where he was a member of the tennis team and received his BA degree in economics. At the outset of WWII, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific theater for the duration of the war, attaining the rank of captain before his discharge in 1946. He was founder and president of H. A. Trautmann & Co., Inc. and Willow Press of Syosset and Hauppauge until his retirement in 1986.
Trautmann was an avid fly fisher and a former member of Bright Creek Park Association, a trout fishing club originally organized by Civil War veterans in Canadensis, PA. He had also fly-fished in such places as Scotland, Alaska, Chile and Montana. He was a member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club and enjoyed golfing for many years as a member of The Creek Club. Harry was an expert chess and bridge player, playing bridge regularly well into his 80s.
Other than his wife, Catherine, Harry is survived by two sons, Harry Adam Trautmann, III and Dean Cole Trautmann; one daughter, Ellyn Pflug; and five grandsons, Dean Cole Trautmann, Jr., Taylor Knight Trautmann, Harry Adam Trautmann IV, Jock Rueger Pflug and William Tucker Trautmann, all living on Long Island. He is also survived by a brother, H. Frank Trautmann, of Camden, ME and formerly Lloyd Harbor and his three children, Patricia O'Neill, Emilie Stewart and Charles Trautmann.