Grace Anderson Puhl

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Grace Anderson Puhl, 90, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, March 18, 2014, at the Towne Center Community Campus.

A native of Wilkes-Barre, she was a 1941 graduate of Meyers High School. Upon graduation, she worked briefly as a color retoucher at Ace Hoffman Photography Studios. In later years, she was employed by Irem Temple's Shrine Circus Office. Following Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, she lived briefly in Allentown. Mrs. Puhl moved to the Cleveland area 10 years ago to be with her granddaughter Jennifer Ilgauskas.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John R. Anderson, Wilkes-Barre; and her second husband, Harold Puhl, Kingston. She and Mr. Puhl maintained a second residence near Promised Land State Park. An avid bridge player, she was a member of numerous card clubs in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

She is survived by daughter, Leah Joseph, Allentown; sons, John, London, England; and Christian, Morrisville, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, 40 S. Pioneer Ave., Trucksville.

In lieu of gifts, donations can be made in Grace Anderson Puhl's honor to Care Alliance Health Center. Care Alliance is a nonprofit health center serving the needs of the homeless, individuals living in public housing and the underserved in Cleveland. Checks made payable to Care Alliance Health Center can be mailed to 1530 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Credit card donations are accepted via PayPal by clicking the donate button on the following website:

Any questions can be directed to Mary Kate Hannan at Care Alliance via phone (216) 781-6228 ext. 263, or email Arrangements are by Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake, Ohio, 440-933-3202,
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 23, 2014