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James Alfred Grumblatt

James A. Grumblatt, 69 of Charlotte, went to be with his Lord and Savior, February 13, 2013 after a valiant fight with cancer. Born August 9, 1943 in Erie, he was the son of the late Dolores Spath Grumblatt and Alfred G. Grumblatt. Jim was a graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 28 years, Rayleen Grumblatt and survived by his second wife, Susan Dixon Grumblatt. Jim worked at Eriez Magnetics for 27 years. He later owned his own car dealership, LeBoeuf Motors. Jim was adored by many people including his children and grandchildren. Jim enjoyed hunting, camping traveling, and volunteering. In 2005 he moved to Charlotte, N.C. where he began working for the Billy Graham Ministries. Jim was an active member of Central Church of God. Jim loved serving the Lord as a Chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. He was deployed as a first responder to twenty-three disaster missions helping families in crisis over the last several years. Left to mourn his loss are his wife Susan Dixon Grumblatt, sister Judy Snyder and husband Bernard; daughters Melissa East and husband Pat, Heidi Belczyk and husband Jack; three grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, and Katie; nieces, nephews and many treasured friends in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Friends may call at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc., 2502 Sassafras Street, Erie, PA 16502 on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m and are invited to a service there on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Jim's name and sent to the 2115 W. 38th Street Erie, PA 16508.


Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 19, 2013
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