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.