John E. "Jack" Grossman, Jr.February 24, 1931 ~ October 17, 2017 (age 86)
AUSTINTOWN - John E. Grossman Jr., 86, passed away early Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown after a brief illness.
John, who was known to all as “Jack,” was born Feb. 24, 1931, in Youngstown, a son of the late John E. Sr. and Ethel Dixon Grossman, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1949 graduate of East High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Grossman worked for 38 years for the Edgar Miller Company as a truck driver, retiring in 1995.
Jack was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Youngstown, where he was a also a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and of the CY-ME Men’s Club. He was an avid NASCAR fan.
Jack leaves 10 children, Deborah (James) Baranovich of Salem, James (Julie) Grossman of Stella, No. Carolina, John (Julie) Grossman of Youngstown, Kathleen (Al) Balogh of Campbell, Daniel (Marsha) Grossman of Austintown, Loren (Kathy) Grossman of Struthers, Christine Gardner of Cortland, Allan (Tina) Grossman of Struthers, David (Rebecca) Grossman of Girard, and Patrick (Victoria) Grossman of Maryland; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Franken of Washington State.
His wife, Carol L. Morgan Grossman, whom he married Sept. 12, 1953, passed away Sept. 6, 2002. Beside his wife, Jack was preceded in death by granddaughter, Leah Balogh; a sister, Dorothy Neil; and a brother, Paul Grossman.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, 252 E. Wood St., Youngstown.
Committal services with military honors will follow at St. John Cemetery in Coitsville.