We are deeply saddened with the news that TACAM past president Ersin Bayraktar (63) has passed away on January 12, 2020 in New York city, after fighting a long battle with cancer. Funeral will be held on Tuesday Jan 14 in NY. He is survived by his beloved wife Caryn, son Kenan, daughter Amber, son in law Nathan, and three grandchildren.

Ersin Bayraktar was a long time Michigan resident and worked as a general manager at the Spartans food company for many years. He served at TACAM as a president from 1996 to 1997. He and his wife decided to move to New York to start a family owned restaurant business during the early 2000.

He was a valuable member of the Turkish community in Michigan; always bringing humor, laughter and joy to every gathering. He will also be remembered with his amazing soccer skills among his teammates.

His family would like to set a remembrance ceremony in Michigan. We will inform you whenever further information is available.

We extend our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

May he rest in peace!