Olinto Grasseschi

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SIDNEY — Olinto Grasseschi, 79, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Olinto was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy. He made his way to the United States in 1966 with his beautiful bride, Anna.

In Dayton, they made a home where they raised three admiring children. A skilled electrician, he retired from General Motors, Delphi, in Kettering, after more than 20 years of dedicated service.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Olindro and Ida Grasseschi; brothers, Maurizio and Emidio Grasseschi; sisters, Fosca Mancuso and Liliana Baroni; and niece, Lillian Cassette.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Anna; children, Anna Lisa (Keith) Reinhart, Riccardo (Tracy) Grasseschi and Christina (Michael) Shaw; grandchildren, Michael Reinhart, Emily Reinhart, Alessia Grasseschi and three yet to be named this year; as well as his brother, Mario Grasseschi; brothers- and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews here and in Italy.

Olinto, or "Ollie," was deeply loved. He had a contagious smile, a mischievous innocence and wild stories that always made us laugh. He left his family with countless, wonderful memories and meaningful values. His pride in his family was immeasurable and today, and every day forward, we return that honor to him.

A viewing will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, on Monday, May 19, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, with the Rev. Daniel Hess officiating. Internment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton.

His family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at Wilson Memorial Hospital and Senior Independence who gave him comfort in his time of need. Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 6520 Poe Avenue, Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45414.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 16 to May 17, 2014
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