STANLEY J., 78, of North Wales, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday morning October 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in St. Clair, PA to Stanley and Frances (Kaminski) Grabish. Stan was a man of deep spiritual faith and his compassion, loyalty and bravery will be his legacy to those he touched. Survivors include his wife of 46 years Beatrice V. (nee. Gallagher); ten children, Franny, wife of Ralph Irons; Beatrice, wife of Kevin Hogan; Lisa, wife of Chris Bruder; Kathy, wife of Jamie Jozefowski; Stan Grabish, husband of Beth Brennan; Mike Grabish, husband of Ana Lanceiras; John Grabish, husband of Erin Roache; Mary, wife of Steve Gaffney; Krissy, wife of Alan Birnbrauer; and Bridget, wife of Joe Shanley; 21 grandchildren; two brothers Albert Grabish (Sonia) and Msgr. John Grabish, sister Bernadette Haertsch, and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Rose of Lima Church, 428 S. Main St., North Wales, PA. Visitation will begin on Sunday Evening, October 13, from 7 to 9 P.M. at St. Rose of Lima Church and again Monday Morning, October 14, from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. before Mass. Interment will be in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Sacred Heart Church, 336 N. 4th St., Allentown, PA 18102, where his brother John has served as pastor for 12 years. Arrangements are by SIMCOX-MCILVAINE FUNERAL HOME IN LANSDALE.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on Oct. 11, 2013