Ralph J. Grilliot
Ralph J. Grilliot, 90, of Troy passed away 1:35 AM Friday, September 20, 2013 at SpringMeade HealthCenter, Tipp City.
He was born in Newport, Ohio 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 August 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, IN, 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.V., and Nancy H. Grilliot of Troy; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-six 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 3 times and past treasurer of American Legion Post # 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. He was presented with a Community Service Award of Troy on July 3, 2007.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy with Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Visitation will be held at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 5 to 8 PM with an American Legion service at 7:15 PM followed by a Rosary service at 7:30 PM. 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 www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.
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