Caryl J. Grantz
1934 - 2021
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Caryl Joyce (Shellhammer) Grantz, 86, of North Apollo, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, in the same house where she was born, surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in North Apollo, she was a daughter of the late Carlton C. Shellhammer and Mabel L. (Kipp) Shellhammer. Caryl was a 1952 graduate of Apollo High School. She worked in the mailroom for ALCOA and as a key punch operator at U.S. Steel Corp. in Vandergrift before becoming a homemaker after marrying her husband, Robert, in 1970. Caryl enjoyed crocheting and reading. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Aric Grantz, who passed away March 11, 1994; and her siblings, Merle E. Shellhammer, Mildred Evans, Audrey Soska, Vivian "Teddy" Shamberger, Lyle C., Neil E. and James G. Shellhammer, Ozelma A. Fouse and Allen L. Shellhammer. Caryl is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Robert F. Grantz; daughter, Robin Lynn (Jay Lookhart) Grantz, of North Apollo; stepsons, Daniel R. Grantz, of Escondido, Calif. and Michael P. (Tammy) Grantz, of Washington Township; grandchildren, Vanessa M., Lauryn E., Ava M. and Kyle R. Grantz; two stepgrandchildren, Mathew P. and Meghan L. Grantz; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, visitation will be limited to 15% capacity of the funeral home, and the wearing of masks and social distancing must be adhered to. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Rupert officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Spring Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice in Caryl's memory. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Mar. 31, 2021.
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March 31, 2021
Dear Uncle Bob, Robin, Michael, and Dan,
You have my deepest sympathies and love. Aunt Joyce was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed talking with her and she was the best partner to have when we played cards. I'd say we won at 500 more than we loss, and no we didn't cheat. Her cooking was delicious! Aunt Joyce was dedicated to her family and would do anything for them. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and Aunt. She will be missed by us all.
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