Charles Robert Grosscup, was born March 9, 1949 in Atlantic, Iowa, and raised in Tucson.
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He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in agricultural education. He taught in the Glendale High School district for six years, and then was an agricultural appraiser with Valley National Bank (Bank One, Chase) for 15 years. Charlie had a special bond with and love of the people of the agriculture community.
After suffering massive heart damage and living with it for a number of years, he received the gift of life with a successful heart transplant in 2010 at Mayo Hospital. Charlie became part of a very special family created by the Mayo transplant support team.
Charlie was a devoted husband, brother, uncle and son. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; brother, Mike McIntier (Chris); nieces: Heather Gordon (Eric) and Kim McIntier; cousins: Al Tanner (Odette) CA, Joyce Dell (Norm) Scottsdale, Rita Slankard (Jon) Denver, Brooke Tanner (Lana) IA and Donnis Christensen IA. He is also survived by a devoted mother-in-law, Clare Hogan and Phyllis' siblings, Jim Hogan (Margaret) and Janice Hogan Schiltgen (Bob). Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Irene G. (nee Tanner) Grosscup Lewis and Cleatus Grosscup and step-father Gene Lewis.
He treasured his Catholic community, his Cursillo involvement, SCW Kiwanis, and the network of friends who supported him over the years, and especially the last few months in his battle with cancer.
If you have had the good fortune to know Charlie; come cry, laugh, remember and share our love of Charlie with us on July 13th at 9:30 A.M. visitation followed by an 11:00 A.M. Memorial Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6180 W. Utopia Rd., Glendale, AZ 85308.
Memorial gifts may be given to: the Heart Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85259 and to
, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
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Published in Daily News-Sun on July 11, 2013