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313 Center St.
Phone: 419-281-2566, 1-800-430-2566
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John Grindle


Monday, October 22nd, 1934 - Friday, May 31st, 2019
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John Edson “Ed” Grindle, 84, formerly of Ashland, of Powell, Ohio, passed away Friday evening, May 31, 2019 at Sunrise of Dublin following an extended illness.
Ed was born in Ashland on October 22, 1934 and was the son of Howard Emerson and Margaret Louise (Richards) Grindle. He had been a resident of Ashland for 82 years before moving to Powell, Ohio two years ago. He was a graduate of Ashland High School and furthered his education receiving his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.
He worked as a Civil Engineer for O.D.O.T. for 32 years before retiring
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, a member and past president of the Ashland Stamp and Coin Club and had been a member of the Ashland Jaycee’s.
He was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a collector and dealer of stamps and coins for many years. He was also family oriented and enjoyed family gatherings.
He was a veteran of the United Stated Army serving during the reconstruction phase after the Korean War.
On September 7, 1963 he was married to Marilyn Mowry and they celebrated 55 years of marriage in 2018. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Grindle of Powell, OH; two daughters, Laura (Scot) Keller and Lisa Grindle both of Powell; two grandchildren, Joshua Keller and Jennifer Keller and one brother, David (Sandra) Grindle of Ashland.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Zuercher officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard, will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2131 Park Avenue West Suite 123, Ontario, Ohio 44906 or to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. #170, Columbus, Ohio 43231.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home 313 Center St. Ashland, Ohio 44805
    313 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home 313 Center St. Ashland, Ohio 44805
    313 Center Street
    Ashland, Ohio 44805
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Tom Zuercher
  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 12:00pm
    Ashland Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Phil and Margie

Posted at 11:46am
Phil and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Ed... He will be greatly miss by you and your daughters and grandchildren
Our prayers and thoughts are with you ALL and remember the memories that you all have of him.. . Many Hugs to you all.

Melissa Eggerton

Posted at 10:35am
Sending my deepest condolence to Marilyn, Laura, and thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have fond memories of growing up with this family, not only in school, but through Christ United Methodist Church.

`Melissa Carpenter Eggerton

Nancy Wasen

Posted at 09:49am
To Ed's family: my parents lived on Oak Hill Circle, building their home in 1969. I have such fond memories of Ed as he always had a smile and a good chat with my dad or with me. After my parents were both long gone, I took a job as the receptionist at the Ashland Times-Gazette and whenever Ed came in to pay a bill he would come and have a visit with me.
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know he will stay in my heart and I am glad I got to know him as a good guy.
Nancy Wasen, daughter of Marge and Bob Wasen

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Posted at 07:29am
Our warmest condolences to the Grindle family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
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