Harold E. Gruss, 94, of Tiffin, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 13, 2012, in the emergency room at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
He was born May 10, 1918, in New Riegel, to Oscar and Nettie (Weinaday) Gruss. He married Ruth Goshe Nov. 28, 1946.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Dennis (Beth) Gruss and Robert Gruss, both of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Matthew, Johnathon, Angela and Brandon; and one great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Alvin and Carl Gruss.
Harold served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 15, 1944-May 4, 1946, during World War II. He worked for Leo Schoen Construction for years and Goetz Construction. He also worked maintenance at St. Francis Home, Tiffin, for many years, later retiring. Harold was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin and was very faithful to the church. He enjoyed gardening, working and building and fixing things.
His Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin, with military honors conducted by the United Veterans Council. The rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit with the family from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert High School and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.