WOOSTER – Carl Joe Grassman, 82, left his earthly vessel to seek his heavenly reward on Monday, April 24th, surrounded by his beloved wife and family. His 5 children remain at loggerheads as to which one of them was his favorite. Thus concludes the life of a man who loved without favor, gave without asking the cost, and knew the value of humor and decency. Joe will be remembered for his quiet wit, his hearty guffaw, his deep-seeded faith, his flowers and gardens, his hugs and his dedication to his family.
After serving in the United States Navy, Joe married Susan Riynock and began a 57 year journey of love, fidelity, honor and adventure that will last for eternity.
Joe supported his family through the years as an appliance salesman at Sears and Roebuck and then moved on to Wooster Appliance Center. In his spare time he repaired almost every broken appliance presented to him.
Surviving in addition to his wife Susie are their five children: Patricia Gould, Carla (Dave) Eighinger, Jennifer (Richard) Hilaman, Andrea Hardesty and Joe (Tina Rose) Grassman, grandchildren: Michael (Mary Anne Edmiston) and Matthew (Sari Winerman) Gould, Bennett, Hayden and Marrin Eighinger, Kyle Anne Sheridan, Parker and Alaina Hilaman, Dustin Johnson, Lillian and Riley Grassman, Austin and Hunter McBride, Brock and Gus Barber, two great grandchildren: Andrew Gould and Chloe Gould. Also surviving are two siblings: Lucille Gaumer and Andy (Julie Riynock) Grassman, sister and brother in laws: Patricia (Gary) Stumbaugh, Mary Lee (Kenneth) Myers, Jim (Karen) Hercules, cherished friend Charles McBride, former son in law Michael Gould and a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Lillian (Martin) Grassman, nine siblings and spouses: Herman (Ruth Riffel, Betty North), Marie (Don) Pittaway, Mabel, Velma (Robert) Uhl, Louise (Barney) Miller, Georgie, Edna (Maynard) Hardin, Marcella Hercules and Glenna (David) Baker and Keith Gaumer, one grandson Davis Lee Eighinger.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 27 from 4:00- at 8:00 at Mcintire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with a rosary offered at 3:30. Funeral will be Friday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary s Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with the Rev. Joseph Seebauer as the celebrant. Private burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made out to St. Mary s School, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
St. Mary School, PO Box 109, Wooster, or 44691 or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Memorial Mass Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home