To me the passing of Richard Grout is the end of an era at Hansville and Hansville Community church. His father was my mentor while I pastored the church. He had such a heart for the people of Hansville. They would also often mention their son, Richard. Years later while visiting Hansville I met Richard for the first time and we became good friends. Richard and his wife, Donna, played a major part in our retirement ceremony at the Hansville Community Church. We pray a blessing on all the children and grand children.
My parents were Bill and Jane Brand. Richard "gave mother away" at their marriage 7/6/1945 and then officiated at the "vows renewal" 7/6/1980. I remember Richard from the 1980 service, plus a visit that mother and I had with him shortly after dad's death in 2009, plus the many stories that mother and dad always shared with us children throughout our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you, all. Sincere;y, Mary Jane (Brand) DeVore
We were truly blessed to have Uncle Richard in our lives. His kind and generous spirit will be greatly missed, and we will cherish the memories of times spent with an amazing uncle and friend.
Rich, Karen and Elizabeth Gregg
To the entire Grout & extended Family, our deepest symphothy, and thoughts are with you.
Pat & Vicky Fuscaldo
Richard was a gentle and loving pastor and a perfect father-in-law who is now totally healed and in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus.