John Edward Grindstaff, Jr.

Born: Mon., Feb. 3, 1947
Died: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 01, 2018
Location: Atkinson Feucht Hare

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Thu., Mar. 01, 2018
Location: Atkinson Feucht Hare

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John Edward Gindstaff, Jr., 71, of Massillon, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday evening, February 24, 2018.  Born in Cambridge, Ohio, February 3, 1947, a son to the late John E. and Mary (Burkey) Grindstaff, Sr., John attended Cambridge High School and completed his GED while serving in the US Army.  He is an honorably discharged Vietnam veteran having earned the rank of sergeant.  Employed for several years as plant manager for Crown Fiberglass in Orrville, he had also worked in product development with A.R.E. in Mt. Eaton until his retirement in 2012.  John held membership in the Sons and Daughters of Herman, Massillon Lodge, as well as several other fraternal and service organizations where he had made numerous life-long friends.  He enjoyed travel and the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping and loved to get away to his favorite spot, “the farm,” in Gurnsey County.  He placed his family and friends at the center of his life and always treasured the time they spent together.
Predeceased by his parents; sister, Nancy Grindstaff Fettes and brother, William R. Grindstaff; John is survived by his daughter, Colleen D. Crowe (and Tim Crowe), of Massillon – John had always regarded Tim more like a son that a son-in-law; and their two sons, Carter and Brennen, will always remain their grandpa’s pride and joy.  Also surviving are his special cousins, Eugene (Fern) Church and William D. Church, all of Cambridge; numerous nieces and nephews; his former wife, Susan McKee, of Massillon and special friend, Caroline Miller, also of Massillon.
John’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service at noon on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon.  Pastor Larry Lalama will officiate and a private burial will follow.  The family will receive condolences one hour prior to the service, from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.    

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Karen Croskey
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
Dear Colleen,

Our Sympathy to you and your family, I know you have so many precious memories of your Dad. You are in our thoughts and Prayers...

Love, The Croskey and The Turskey, Families

Shirley McCance
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Aunt Shirley McCance.

With Deepest Sympathy, Love, and Prayers from Aunt Shirley McCance and Quentin and Julie

Jerry Daley
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
John Grindstaff & family

Have known John since 1973. He was a devoted family man and a very dependable friend. When John told something you could depend on it. John will be missed.

A friend,
Jerry Daley

Chuck and Sandy Sheets
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
We were so blessed to know your Father. He was such a loving and giving person. He brought joy to me everytime he came to the Moose and Concourse where I worked. He will be missed so much. You all have our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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