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Fred Joseph Grassa

A Mass of Christian Burial for Fred Joseph Grassa, 79, Edgewater Rd., Daytona Beach, who passed away (June 22, 2009) at Halifax Medical Center, will be celebrated Monday at 9:00 a.m. at the Basilica of St. Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Tim Daly, pastor, as celebrant. Mr. Grassa was born in Detroit, MI and moved here from that area in 1977. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired as a supervisor of paper delivery from the Detroit News. After moving to Florida, Fred began working part-time at the International Speedway and has continued working there for over 15 years. He was a member of the Basilica of St. Paul, the Elks Lodge in Port Orange, the Moose in Ormond Beach and VFW Post 1590 where he was a past commmander. Fred enjoyed baseball, football, history and cooking. Survivors include his close friend and companion, Carmella Tiglio; a daughter, Terri Howe, Butte, MT; a son, Don Grassa, Michigan; the mother of his children, Shirley; brothers, Robert Grassa and Tom Grassa; sisters, Barbara McCarthy and Shirley Grassa; grandchildren, Brad Howe, Heather Howe and Christian Grassa.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 27, 2009
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