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Dennis Grossman

1951 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Dennis LeRoy Grossman, 63, of Apex, formerly of Wheaton, IL, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with ALS. Dennis was born March 10, 1951 in Princeton, IL to the late Martha Eugenia Anderson and LeRoy Grossman. He was raised on a farm in Ohio, IL with three older sisters. Dennis was a graduate of the University of Illinois and later Elmhurst College. While at the University of Illinois, he met the love of his life, Donna Bolt. Dennis and Donna settled in Wheaton, IL where he worked for Nortel. In 1993, Dennis was transferred to RTP and the family relocated to Cary, NC. After retirement, he and Donna owned and operated the first The UPS Store in Apex, NC in 2002. In 2010, Dennis was diagnosed with ALS. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna Bolt Grossman; son, Matthew Grossman and his wife, Stephanie of Raleigh; daughter, Lauren Polak and her husband, Sam of Cary; granddaughter, Darcy Polak; three sisters, Peggy Andreas of Dixon, IL; Linda Manzano and her husband, John of Sterling, IL; and Judy Eager of Frankfurt, IL. Please join the family for a funeral service to be held at 7pm Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502, where they will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to The ALS Association Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on May 6, 2014
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