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Joseph J. Grcevic

1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Joseph J. Grcevic Obituary

Joseph J. Grcevic, of Farmington, husband of Rose L. Grcevic, died February 2, 2014. Mr. Grcevic was born October 29, 1923 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was the son of Thomas and Barbara Terihay Grcevic. He attended Youngstown University and majored in Industrial Engineering. A longtime resident of New Britain and Farmington, he was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Farmington. In addition to his wife of 64 years of marriage, he leaves three daughters: Barbara H. Grcevic Esq. of New York City and her husband Dr. Richard Sarkisian, Professor Paula A. Grcevic of Rochester, New York and Dr. Joan C. Grcevic of New York. He was predeceased by two brothers, Professor Stephen J. Grcevic of Youngstown, Ohio and Thomas Grcevic of Struthers, Ohio. Mr. Grcevic is a veteran of WWII and the 15th Airforce, completing 50 missions over Europe. He received the Airforce Distinguished Flying Cross, Two Presidential Citations and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters for missions flown with the 464th Bomb Group. He was a past Commander of Farmington VFW Post #10362. Mr. Grcevic was employed by Stanley Works for 38 years as part of Management in Ohio, Italy, Germany and New Britain. Formerly, he was involved in many community and business activities as Past President of the New Britain Lions Club, Past President of the New Britain Symphony, Chairman of the New Britain United Way, Co-chairman of the New Britain Library addition, Corporater of the New Britain General Hospital, Membership Committee of the NB Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Tenergy LLC, Vice President of O'Kay Industries, SBA Counselor Service Corps of Retired Executives, Chairman CCSU School of Business Entrepreneurial Support Center, Northeast Chairman of the American Metal Stamping Assoc., Chairman Farmington Veterans Memorial Fund Raising Committee, and Past President of the Squires. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. All funeral arrangements are private and being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc., www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 5, 2014
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