Ronald G. Grasse
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75, passed away May 2, 2013. He was born Feb. 17, 1938 in Canton, Ohio the son of Golden and Nora Grasse. He graduated from Middlebranch High School in 1956. Ron retired from the Timken Company after 42 years of service. In 1968 Ron started his lifelong love of sports thru coaching being very dedicated and devoting his time in helping young people thru his love of the game. He coached the Mitey Mite's, Hot Stove's, Tusky Valley, and Timken High Schools. Ron was a member of Greater Stark County Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, the Canton Fumble Ball and Slo Pitch Hall of Fame and also J. Babe Stearn Community Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Patricia Minix and Carolyn Kling. Ron leaves to cherish his memories his children, Beth (Bud) Warner, Ronny (Patsy) Grasse, Jon (Erika) Grasse and Sloan (Paul) Murray; grandchildren, Tim, Bethany, Golden, Katelyn, Beau, Paulie, Aiden and Ashley; brother, David (Sandy) Grasse; many nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends.
Family and friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home (Canton Chapel) and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Bud Warner officiating and sharing memories. Interment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ron's honor to J. Babe Stearn Community Center 2628 13th St SW., Canton, OH 44710. Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at
Published in The Repository on May 4, 2013