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Blanche Isabella Grube

AGE: 95 • Toms River

Blanche Isabella Grube, 95, passed away August 22, 2017 at Crestwood Manor in Manchester. Ms. Grube was born in raised in Brooklyn, NY and settling in Toms River for the past 45 years. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University. Blanche worked as a registered nurse at the Methodist Hospital in NYC for many years and served as the director of nursing. She later taught as a Nursing Professor at Ocean County Community College. She was a very active member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church and volunteered for the hospice and cancer support groups. Ms. Grube was an avid symphony lover and visited Ocean Grove frequently to listen to the NJ Symphony. She was a loving friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by all. Ms. Grube is predeceased by her parents, William and Blanche Grube, brother, William Grube, two nephews and dear friend, Alma Sliter. Blanche is survived by her beloved friends Janis and Richard Provost and numerous other friends and neighbors. Arrangements are under the direction of the D'Elia Funeral Home 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Cremation will be held privately. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Toms River. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Blanche's memory to the Community Medical Center Van Dyke Hospice or Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Toms River. For further information or to post a tribute please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 27, 2017
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