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James H. Tamraz

Published March 11,2024

Obituary's Biography:

James Herbert Tamraz, 74, a long-time resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away on March 11, 2024, at his home.  He was born September 4, 1949, in Great Lakes, IL to John P. and June (nee: Horn) Tamraz. 

Jimmy drifted peacefully to the other side smiling after stating he was called for his next epic adventure. He was a “one in a million person” who would find the best in any situation.  Jim was a true optimist and guiding light. He was an outstanding leader, during his military service and at home. Jimmy was a magnificent husband, incredible father, wonderful grandad, valued friend, talented author, enlightened philosopher, a bit of an eclectic (top-hat), trusted mentor for those in need, an avid historian, and a decorated true Vietnam war hero.  Jimmy was always out and about on the forest preserve trails embracing the beautiful gifts of nature. He truly celebrated every single day. 

James is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gale, whom he wed on June 23, 1973, at Fort Sheridan, IL, his children JuliAnna Cimaglio of Third Lake and Gretta (Jeffrey Buff) of Johnsburg, his grandchildren Katelyn Cimaglio, Ellen Cimaglio, and Cameron Buff, and his siblings Jeanne Pirc, Jeff Tamraz, and Jack (Aneta) Tamraz.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Joel Tamraz.

A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm with the funeral service commencing at 5:30 pm.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.  

8 replies on “James H. Tamraz”

  1. Gretta and family.
    So very sorry for your loss. I hope the good memories carry you through. Sending lots of hugs and prayers. Many Condolences. 🙏😢🤗

  2. My heartfelt condolences for the closest family that I have ever known. Jimbo was more than just a BIL
    He was a great person, friend, instigator, a Leader of Men, and an amazing inspiration to everyone around him. I’m grateful to have known him through all the years. And I’m truly going to miss his gun show sandwiches. We had many good times together Pal, I’ll see you in the Beyond!
    Gil~ P.S. Let me clear you a Path my Friend!

    1. May God receive James Tamraz into his open loving arms for his ultimate welcome home Rip never to be forgotten 🇺🇸🙏Nam class of 65 NW

  3. My deepest condolences to Gail I knew Tom all through high school and you sorry to hear about his passing. I guess I have special ops up above watching all army vet in action Rest in peace to see again

  4. I very fondly remember Jim in high school art classes and often wondered about how life unfolded for him. I remember his hilarious sense of humor and positive attitude, he was great fun to be around. I’m very happy to know he had such a rich life and was surrounded by a loving family. Sending my heartfelt condolences to all who loved him.

  5. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Bonnie and I both worked with Jim at the Grayslake Post office. He was always there, to lend a helping hand, and always had a smile on his face. We always had good talks about our times in Vietnam. A true gentleman!! He will be missed!!

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