John J. Grill
August 03, 1940 ‒ November 03, 2018
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LEXINGTON, OHIO: John Grill’s life in Christ was like traveling on a train with a predetermined destination. He was not the driver, Jesus was, and God provided the route, the means of travel and the date of arrival. There were stops and delays along the way, but John had confidence in the engineer.
Since he was a little boy, John was fascinated with trains, and built model train sets on an elaborate scale. His most recent home was even built around his train room of model O gauge Lionel sets.
His trip complete, John passed into the Lord’s care Saturday, November 3, 2018, surrounded by loving family. He was 78.
Born August 3, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY to John A. and Anna M. (Steinberg) Grill, John was a “numbers guy”. He enjoyed a career as a corporate accountant, which brought him to Mansfield in 1972 to accept a position with the Tappan Company. Following retirement his accounting pedigree served him well as the treasurer of the board of the condo association of The Gables, a collection of neighbors and friends he treasured.
John appreciated the web presence of World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro, TN, and made up for some lost time in his life sharing his Christian faith with daily devotionals and sermon series commentaries, mentoring and sharing with family and close friends through the portal of his iPad.
He is survived by daughters Dawn (James) Onderak of Mansfield and Beth (David) Cooper of Trotwood; grandchildren Jonathon (fiancée Aria Jackson) Smith, Tyler Smith, Spencer (Autumn) Smith, Olivia Smith and Isaac Onderak; great grandchildren Aiyana and David; and two cherished additions to the family Alise and Barrett.
He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Joan (Joyce) Grill, who passed August 1, 2002.
His family will receive guests Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44904 (419-884-1711) where a service celebrating his life will begin at 1 p.m. Private burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, to acknowledge John’s appreciation for World Outreach Church, his family strongly prefers contributions to the church be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve John’s family. Send them a message of support – or watch John’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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