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Michael Salvatore Taranto

Michael Salvatore Taranto was born July 25, 1947 to Salvatore and​ Josephine Taranto in Brooklyn, New York along with sister Joann.  Michael graduated from New Utrecht High School in 1965.  He graduated from North Western State College in Alva, Oklahoma in 1969.  He played football for the college and also met his wife Judy there.  Two months later they eloped, followed by a church wedding in Alva, Oklahoma and another in New York.  They moved back to Brooklyn after graduation and marriage where he began his career in the Auto Industry.  He was a tow truck driver first before becoming an Auto Body Shop Owner.  During those years were the births of his three sons.  In 1988 he moved his family to DeBary, Florida where he started his new career in the fitness industry and maintained it over 25 years as the owner of Florida Fitness World.   He loved his family, gardening, helping others, coaching football and finding the next good deal. 


He is survived by his wife Judy, son Michael, grandson Gio, son Matthew, daughter-in-law Chavonne, granddaughter Madison, son Anthony and daughter-in-law Lauren.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10am with a Memorial Service at 11am at St. Ann's Catholic Church DeBary, Florida 32713.  


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