John H. Grabler, 91, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his home. A native of New York, N.Y., he was born Feb. 2, 1922, to John L. and Celia A. (Groeber) Grabler, one of two children. His professional life entailed traveling the world building coal power plants as a mechanical engineer and project manager. Mr. Grabler was a WW II U.S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of L.O.O.M. #2013 (Loyal Order of Moose), Crystal River.
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He moved to Homosassa from Hernando Beach 14 years ago and was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Carol E. Grabler, Aug. 23, 2011 and a sister, Celia Schneider. John is survived by his children, Charles Headley (wife Anna), Karen Osborne (husband Mike) and Candy Ducharme; grandchildren, Eric, Becky, Charles and Michelle; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral service of remembrance will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa with Chaplain Larry Strickland of Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast officiating. Interment will be private. Friends will be received from 12 p.m. until time of service. www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Sept. 20, 2013