Grandominico Anthony P. Grandominico, age 92 of Galena died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28, 2014 at St. Ann's Hospital. He was born March 11, 1922 to the late Dominic and Philomena (Ferroni) Grandominico in Columbus, Ohio. A member of The Greatest Generation, he answered the call to duty serving as a Staff Sgt in the US Army, Ani-Tank, 406th, 102nd Infantry Ozark Division during WW II. He owned and operated a Texaco Gas Station and then Havlin Dry Cleaners both in Columbus. He then retired from the Galena US Post Office as a rural route mail carrier. In 1942 he married the former Louise M. (Betts), who has been his wife and life partner for 72 years. Hard working and honest, he was an avid sports fan, especially of baseball and the Cincinnati Reds. Always dependable and self sufficient, he was a man of deep integrity. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Those who remain to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Louise; sons, Michael of Ostrander, Ernest of Danville, Gary (Marcelle) of Galena; daughters, Antoinette (Harvey) and Mary Grandominico (Art) both of Galena; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and sister, Edith Masters of Marysville. He was also preceded in death by brothers Ernest and Joseph, and sisters Elizabeth Winko Mary Salini Vivan Cooper and Lucy Henthorn. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at DEVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, SR's 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday . Burial will follow in Burnside Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc. Memorial contributions can be made to the
. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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Devore-Snyder Funeral Home
637 State Route 61
Sunbury, OH 43074
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 29, 2014