Carl "Joe" Grassman

Birth Date: 
Friday, August 10, 1934
Date of Passing: 
Monday, April 24, 2017

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.

Memorial Contributions: 

St. Mary School, PO Box 109, Wooster, or 44691 or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

Visitation: 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home

Service: 

Memorial Mass Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster

Condolences

Sue and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers.

So sorry to learn of Joe's passing. Though we have lost touch over the years many fond memories of good times remain. You were always, along with Andy and Julie, very special people in my life. Prayers for you and your family. I know he will always live in your heart as Ron does in mine.

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

I'm sorry for your loss Sue and family. Joe was a great guy and very funny. I will miss him. I am praying for all of you. Peace to your hearts.

I am so sad to see Gpa Joe go. I remember some great years getting to know your family. Prayers of healing for u all...

We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a kind, friendly, gentle man. Together with Sue, the best next door neighbors one could ever wish for. He will be missed.

I just wanted to pass on my deepest sympathy to Sue, Patty, Carla, Jenny, Andrea and Joe and your families. I found out about the calling hours too late, but I wanted you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I will always remember your Dad, when I was over at the house, when we were kids. :)

I just wanted to pass on my deepest sympathy to Sue, Patty, Carla, Jenny, Andrea, Joe and their families. I found out about the calling hours too late, but I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers at this sad tine, I will always remember your Dad, when I was over at the house, when we were kids.

We were so sorry to learn about the passing of Joe. He was such a special guy. Him and my dad (Everett Dunn) were great friends. Joe stopped by often to visit and fix the washing machine and/or dryer. On several occasions Joe stopped by and helped cut corn off the cob so we could freeze it. He usually had a joke or two to tell also. We have many fond memories of Joe. So does our son Jason. Joe would bring his washing machines and dryers to Jason because Jason recycles them. Joe was a very special man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Joe is in a wonderful place, but that doesn't mean we won't miss him. Blessings to all of you.

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