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George L. Travis

August 22, 1955 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 66)

Obituary

George L. Travis, 66, passed away on June 14, 2022 after a period of declining health. The son of the late Howard B. Travis, Jr. and Helen (Dunham) Travis, he was raised in Framingham, MA and graduated from Framingham North High School in 1973, where he excelled as a football player on both sides of the ball. He continued his education and football career at Framingham State College until the purchase of his first motorcycle, a chopper, which he rebuilt in his garage and became his new passion. A self-taught mechanic, George could build or repair just about anything, which led to his career as an Automotive Lift installer and oil systems contractor. After years of experience with Frank Brooke Associates, he struck out on his own, launching Travis Lift & Lube which he successfully owned and operated until his retirement. George’s reputation as “The Big Guy” who could single-handedly install a lift was legendary throughout the New England auto dealership community.

George’s passion for building and riding motorcycles brought him immense pleasure, as he rode to visit close family and friends and attend rallies from Daytona Beach to Sturgis South Dakota to the Roar on the Shore in Erie, always riding and never trailering his bike, despite the weather.

George would tell everyone that the best thing to ever happen in his life was when his daughter, Aimee was born just before Christmas in 1997. She was the light of his life, and as she grew they became motorcycle-riding buddies (much too young for her mother’s liking) as well as football-watching (and discussing) partners. When she left to study athletic training at the University of Alabama, he became a lifelong fan of the Crimson Tide and Nick Saban (Roll Tide!), traveling to join 100K+ fans at Bryant Denny Stadium to watch the team and his girl on the sidelines.

Besides his daughter and her partner, Michael Gammon, he leaves behind two sisters, Debbie Connaughton of Ashland, MA and Linda Spielmann and her husband, Mark of Sandwich, MA, as well as his brother, Gerry Travis and his wife Luann of Falmouth, MA. He was predeceased by his brother, Howie Travis. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

George was the hardest worker, an unapologetic perfectionist, a “gentle giant”, but most of all a caring, loving father who will be truly missed by so many. He lived his life by his own set of strict rules, and left this life by those same rules. Our world has lost one of the good ones.

A celebration of George’s life will be held at a date to be determined. A memorial fund has been established for his daughter, Aimee. Contributions may be sent to: George Travis Memorial Fund ℅ gofund.me. 

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