1932 - 2021
Delores Jane Grubich, 88, of Pataskala, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor. She was born in Brighton, Ohio on August 28, 1932 to the late Charles and Meta Lemon. Throughout her life she was devoted to her family, church, God and animals. Delores and her husband, John of 49 years, owned and operated a motel and were founding members of the St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church. She served as Treasurer of the Circle of Serbian Sisters for over 30 years. She was a dear and loving mother always supporting her children in school activities, sports, and stray animals they brought home. She enjoyed her dogs, sewing, working in the yard, the OSU Buckeyes, and horses. Delores will be remembered for her kind and caring heart and gentle spirit. In addition to her parents, Delores is preceded in death by her husband John J. Grubich Sr.; sisters Myra Lemon and Elaine Wildman; brothers Wayne Lemon and Leroy Hoppe; granddaughter Gabriella Grubich; sisters-in-law Mary Hritz, Mildred Mercurio and Lilly Hoppe; brothers-in-law Ralph Wildman, Milan Grubich, Andrew Hritz and Joseph Mercurio; nephews Gerald Standiford and Daniel Hritz; and great niece Kelly Hendren. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Melaina Grubich, Lisa Grubich, John J. (Becky) Grubich Jr. and Michael Grubich; grandchildren, Brendan Fox, Christina Grubich Wyant, Alexandra Grubich, Wyatt Miller, Michaela Grubich and Julianna Grubich; great granddaughter Lacey Wyant; nephews Joseph Mercurio, Dennis Hritz and Brian Hoppe; nieces Midgie Mercurio and Susan Hoppe; Kumovi Popovich family, special friends the Father Matejic family and a host of loving extended family and friends. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor and Heartland Hospice. Visitation will be held Monday, August 23, 2021, from 5-8pm at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST FUNERAL HOME, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna. A pomen service will be held at 7:30 pm. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, 1840 Cassady Ave., Columbus, at 1pm. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Delores' name to St. Stevan of Dechani Church or an organization of your choice.
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2021.