Germain Gabriel Grisez, age 88, of Oxford, PA, died at his home on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Born September 30, 1929, in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late William John and Mary Lindesmith Grisez. He was the husband of Jeannette Grisez, who died in February 2005.
Professor Grisez's undergraduate studies were at John Carroll University, Cleveland, and he received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. He taught at Georgetown University; at Campion College, Saskatchewan, Canada; and for thirty years at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, as the Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn Professor of Christian Ethics.
He wrote many books and articles throughout his teaching career, and these are his legacy. His work has helped shaped the thinking of ethicists, legal theorists, and theologians, and remains influential especially in the Roman Catholic Church. He has kept in contact with associates around the world, and colleagues have organized conferences devoted to his thought. A compilation of his numerous works can be found on his website, www.twotlj.org
He and his wife enjoyed travelling and hiking at many state and national parks. Surviving, are three sons, Thomas Grisez of Annapolis, James Grisez and wife Dee of Seattle, WA, and Paul and Linda Grisez of Oxford; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a son, Joseph Grisez, in 1980; granddaughter, Michelle Grisez, in 1984; and eight siblings.
The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD, on Sunday, February 4, from 1 to 5 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Shrine Roman Catholic Church, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. Father Peter Ryan, S.J., and Father Collin Poston will be the concelebrants. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to those in need.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "tribute wall" at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com
Published by The Frederick News-Post from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2018.