Ralph J. Grilliot

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TROY - Ralph J. Grilliot, 90, of Troy, passed away 1:35 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at SpringMeade HealthCenter, Tipp City.

He was born in Newport on April 1, 1923, to the late Felix L. and Emma (Perin) Grilliot. He was married to Jeanne M. Pirot on June 16, 1945, in Chalons-sur-Marne, France, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 2008.

Ralph is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Leo L. and Mary Lou Grilliot, of Troy, Marc Grilliot, of Troy, Dennis and Diane Grilliot, of Parker City, Ind., Jeffrey C. and Chris Grilliot, of Troy; four daughters and sons-in-law, Marie "Mary" A. Meeker, of Troy, Mary Jane Grilliot, of Troy, Michele Smith, of Grantsville, W.Va., and Nancy H. Grilliot, of Troy; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Lois Grilliot, of Centerville. He was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, George E. Meeker Jr. and Daryell Smith; three sisters, Bertha Pour, Rita Westerbeck, and Loretta Zahn; and four brothers, Orville, Leonard, Omer, and Cletus Grilliot.
Ralph was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy. He was an Army veteran and served his country during World War II, where he met his wife. He was retired as owner and insurance agent of Grilliot Insurance Agency, Troy, from 1954 to 1985. He was a member and past commander three times and past treasurer of American Legion Post No. 43 in Troy. Also through the American Legion, he was head of the Buckeye Boys State. He was a member of Knights of St. John in Troy and a member of the Troy Fish and Game Club, where he was an avid card player. He was the chairman of Chuck-Help-A-Family and past chairman of the American Heart Fund, both for many years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, with the Rev. James Duell, officiating.
Visitation will be held at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. A Military graveside service will be held by the Veteran Memorial Honor Guard of Troy in Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
Contributions may be given to St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen in his memory. Condolences may be left for the family at
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Sept. 20, 2013
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