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Raymond Joseph Grubiss Sr.


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Raymond Joseph Grubiss Sr., age 82 of Wickliffe, passed away April 1st, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 13th, 1941 in Cleveland to the late Joseph and Marion Grubiss.

Ray was the owner of Grubiss Heating and Air in Wickliffe and also worked as a custodian at Beachwood City Schools. He had over 20 years of service at Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

Ray was a U.S. Navy Veteran where he was an electronics technician third class. He was a 4th Degree Member of The Knights of Columbus in Wickliffe Council 5405 and a member of The American Legion Post #7 in Wickliffe.  He volunteered as a Santa Claus for the sick and homebound children of Wickliffe and surrounding areas for over 20 years. He was a hard worker and loved sharing a cup of coffee and conversation with anyone who needed him.

Ray was the loving husband for 55 years of Geraldine Hazel Grubiss (nee Turner); beloved father of Raymond Grubiss Jr., Mark (Sandy) Grubiss, Paul (Ana-deceased) Grubiss; Lisa (Bill Haywood) Greger,   Brian (Jen) Grubiss, Diane (Mike) Milnes and Daniel Grubiss; dearest grandfather of Cole and Mackenna Grubiss, Nicholas Grubiss, Arianna (Dillion) Gerischer, Philip Greger, Jessica Grubiss, Tyler Milnes, Jordynn Milnes and the late Nathan Greger; great grandfather of Dahlia; brother of Mary Lou (Martin) Weber, Kathleen (Tony-deceased) Griffith, Lauretta (Adam) Baumert and the late Joanne (Thomas) Schaefer, Kenneth (Gloria) Grubiss, Rita (Edgar) Bieznieks and James (Elaine) Grubiss; uncle of many nieces and nephews; dearest friend of Rabbi Ari Wolf.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Thursday, April 6th, 2023 at Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Rd., Kirtland. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday at the church. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Donations can be made in Ray’s name to The Wickliffe American Legion Post #7

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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5 Replies to “Raymond Joseph Grubiss Sr.”

  1. Paul & Laura Dannemiller April 17, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    We had the great pleasure of knowing Ray. When he did jobs at our house he would sit and have his tea with honey. We will really miss Ray and the conversations that we shared. God Speed Ray.


  2. Father Greg Schaut April 17, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Dear friends,
    Ray is being remembered in my Palm Sunday and Easter Masses. We will miss him, especially as our favorite Santa Claus here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. May he rest in peace. May our Lord bring you His comfort, care and His love.


  3. Nagwa Helmy El-Mangoury April 17, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Sincere condolences. May his soul rest in peace.


  4. Carolyn Vllar Patton April 17, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    The Grubiss Family is a very special, wonderful family and Ray Grubiss was the Christian role model and guided them as the head, father and grandfather. I am sure he was proud of them, as they are of him. Surely. he will be greatly missed. Sympathy and blessings on the Grubiss family.


  5. The Grubiss Family are very special to me, they are the most loving people I ever met. I always told Ray he was the closest man to Jesus I have ever met, caring kind and gentle.
    I’m forever grateful to have had you in my life.
    He will greatly missed. May you rest in peace until I see you again!!! Love you Sandy


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