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James W. Grywalski
 age 71, passed away Friday morning, May 26, 2017, at his residence in Cornelius, N.C. after an extended illness. He was born in Cambridge, Ohio Nov. 20, 1945. He graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School in 1964 and Miami University in 1968. Jim was a four-year member of the Miami Redskins football team and also a graduate assistant for the freshman football team. 
He was employed by Ace Hardware Corporation for 25 years and retired as a Group Retail Support Manager responsible for operations from California to the eastern seaboard and midwest. Afterwards, he worked as a realtor for Carlyle Properties in Cornelius for 13 years. Jim also served in the U.S. Marine Corps with tours of duty in Vietnam and Okinawa, retiring as a Captain in 1971.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wendy of 47 years; two sons, Patrick and Joshua; and daughter-in-law, Leah Grywalski. Siblings, Bernadette (Bebe) Bernabei, and her husband, Thomas of Canton; brother, Paul Grywalski of Walhonding; sister, Susan Elefter and her husband, Philip, both of Canton. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. We will all remember Jim as a loving husband, caring father and a great friend to all.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville, NC on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery – date pending.
Published in The Repository on June 9, 2017
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