Edward J. Grabovac

Grabovac Edward J. Grabovac, 83, of Upper Arlington, passed away on February 18, 2013 at Kobacker House. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Pasko and Mary Grabovac. Graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and General Motors Institute (now Kettering) with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Ed worked for Packard Electric, Warren Molded Plastics and Worthington Industries as an engineer and ultimate "problem solver." He was a member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church where he taught numerous Bible Studies to youth groups and to seniors at First Community Village and The Forum. Coaching was in his blood and he served as head coach of his sons' youth baseball teams, an assistant coach at Upper Arlington High School and later affectionately known as "Coach Ed" as an assistant coach of his grandson's Pirates baseball team until age 82. Ed loved to play tennis and was a member of Northam Park Tennis where he played through last September. Ed touched so many lives through his love of the Lord, his family and others as evidenced by his wonderful sense of humor and smiling face. Preceded in death by his parents and brother Pasko. He is survived by wife, Roberta; sons, Gary and Greg (Colleen); grandchildren, Austin, Samantha and Will; and "granddog" Raleigh. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday, February 25, at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Dr., Hilliard, OH 43026, where family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. and following the ceremony. Pastor Eric Waters and Joe Valentino officiating. Arrangements by the SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road. Contributions may be made to the UALC Memorial Fund or HomeReach Hospice/Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214, in his memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Schoedinger.com.

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Schoedinger Funeral Home Northwest Chapel
1740 Zollinger Road Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 457-5481
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 20, 2013