John R. Grayson
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John R. Grayson, 94, of Granville, Ohio, formerly of New Kensington, died Monday, March 1, 2021. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Church of St. Edward the Confessor, Granville, Ohio, with Monsignor Paul P. Enke as celebrant. Private interment will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park in New Kensington. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John passed away March 1, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Arnold to the late John and Evelyn Drummond Grayson. John was an agent with State Farm for 38 years. He was member of St. Edward Church in Granville and formerly a member of Mt. St. Peter Church, in New Kensington. A voracious reader and mentor to many, John was well respected and loved. Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Clodagh Hunger; daughters, Cathy Schumaker and Gwenn Grayson; grandsons and their wives, Damon and Kristine (Campolo) Schumaker, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Aaron and Erin Gilbert-Schumaker, of Newark, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Sydney Schumaker and Nickalus and Isaiah Schumaker; step-grandson, Brayden McElhiney; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Dolores Anne Grayson-Long and Herbert B. Long. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of St. Edward the Confessor, 785 Newark Granville Road, Granville, OH 43023. Online condolences may be made at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch from Mar. 5 to Mar. 7, 2021.
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March 10, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Clodagh and all the family. John was such a role model to so so many over the years! May he rest in peace with his Savior at last.
Teresa and Terry Omecinski
Friend
March 10, 2021
John Grayson was the insurance agent that my Dad referred me to in New Kensington when I was 16. He was such a nice man, and very helpful to me not just with my car insurance, but with career advice and as a good professional role model. I was literally just telling a story about how John scolded me over wrecking my car late one night. You were not gonna pull one over on John! Sorry for you loss. He was one of the great ones.

Jeffrey L. Remo, CFP
Zelienople, PA
Jeffrey Remo
Friend
March 7, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
The last time I saw John and lovely Clodagh was at Hill Crest Country Club. They were there for a Class Reunion. I was waitressing there at the time. I saw their name and instantly knew we were relatives. Though we had not seen a very long time and our Family called John, Umpy. I never learned the reason for that nickname So pleasant to have seen them.
May you know you are in our thoughts. Wishing you comfort and peace.
KATHLEEN DRUMMOND - DESANTIS
Family
March 7, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Kathleen Drummond-DeSantis
Family
March 6, 2021
super guy. was very informative about the state farm ways whenever i was a rookie agent. thank you
robert shanta,jr
Coworker
March 6, 2021
All through the 80’s I worked just a couple doors up from John’s State Farm office. He would often stop in our business just to say hello. I would also see him at the Melody Restaurant on a regular basis in those days. Thank you for your friendship John ! You will be missed by many !
Dana Carson
Friend
March 6, 2021
Gwenn
May good memories comfort you. So sorry for the loss of you father.
Elfrieda Saylor
Acquaintance
March 5, 2021
Deepest sympathy, Dear Clodagh, Cathy, Gwen, and Family. May you be comforted and blessed at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers with love. So grateful for all the help in the past on all insurance matters.

Keith and Becky Johnston

Becky Foryt Johnston
Friend
March 5, 2021
We are sorry to hear of cousin John's passing. RIP
Jim & Rita Drummond's children.
Please contact me if you are interested in the family history.
Jim Drummond
jimdrummo@carolina.rr.com
James Drummond
Family
March 5, 2021
John was a friend of my father Vince Pisano of New Kensington. He always liked John so much. Sympathy and Peace to the family. The Pisanos
pisano
March 5, 2021
I remember John (Umpy) well. I was married to John I. Zamperini, now deceased. My children are David and Mar-Jean. Marjorie was my mother-in-law and I was very close to her. We live in the Pittsburgh area.
My sincere sympathy to Clodagh and the family.
Katherine Patterson Zamperini Kersten
Katherine Kersten
Family
March 5, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the entire Schumaker/Grayson family.
Heather Sage
Friend
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