Gruber, John O. 02/24/1936 ~ 03/16/2014 POWAY / SAN DIEGO -- John Gruber died in San Diego on March 16 after a long-fought battle with pulmonary disease. John was born in Chicago, Illinois on Feb. 24, 1936, the only child of Mary and Walter Gruber. He graduated from DePauw University and then proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Navy
for four years. He married Arleen Gruber in 1986. They own ABC Children's Center of Rancho Bernardo. A kind, caring person deeply devoted to his country, John was loved by his family and everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Arleen; two sons from a previous marriage, Bob and Steve Lange; and ten grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the Wounded Warriors Project or Disabled American Veterans.