Thomas Anthony ‘Thom’ Grandillo

Thomas Anthony “Thom” Grandillo, 57, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

He was born March 8, 1960, in Cleveland, to Anthony D. and Lucy (DeLuca) Grandillo.

He will be sadly missed by his mother, Lucy of Dayton; two brothers, Michael (Nancy) of Northville, Michigan, and Tiffin, and John of Upper Sandusky; a nephew, Vincent, of Tiffin; a niece, Gina, of Dayton and Tiffin; and a multitude of faithful friends.

He was a graduate of St. Rita’s Grade School, Chaminade-Julienne High School and Sinclair Community College. He was a successful wine consultant and sales associate for more than 30 years, where he was popular with many loyal customers in Miami Valley and beyond. He was a renowned guitarist and was well respected by the music community in Dayton and throughout the Midwest. He was active in the renewal of the Dayton’s neighborhoods, especially around the Dayton Canoe Club, where he served as commodore for two years.

Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Baker – Hazel & Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Drive at North Main, Dayton, OH 45415, with a Catholic prayer service at 4 p.m. led by Deacon James Olinger of St. Rita Catholic Church, Dayton.

Memorials can be made in Thom’s name to Dayton Canoe Club or those of the donor’s choice.