John L. Grubaugh

September 28, 1942 ‒ October 18, 2015

Galion, Ohio

John L. Grubaugh, 73, of Galion passed away Sunday morning, October 18, 2015 at his residence.

He was born September 28, 1942 in Galion and was the son of the late Ralph and Rita (Myers) Grubaugh.

John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Leona J. (Mynhier) Gossett-Grubaugh who he married on March 21, 1975.

He is also survived by his children, Jamie (Tim) Brackney of Ontario, Scott (Sandy) Gossett of Ontario and Douglas (Lorrie) Gossett of Galion; his daughter-in-law, Beverly Gossett of Kentucky; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his brothers, Gene Grubaugh and David (Joann) Grubaugh all of Galion and his sister, Mary (Tom) McCarthy of New Washington.

John graduated from Galion High School in 1961 and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked in auto body repair for 45 years and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 303, Galion for 43 years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son Lon Gossett and his twin sister, Janet Brown.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Full military honors will be at 6:00 p.m. and will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

  • Mrs. Grubaugh and family, so sorry to hear about the death of John. He was a great friend to my brother Ron Seevers. We are thinking and praying for all of you.

  • To Leona and family, Joelene and I are very sorry to hear about Johns passing. We have known him for about 40 years,and have enjoyed a lot of good times at the moose. I am glad that I had the chance to stop by the house last Friday for a few minutes to see him, and we talked for a little while about some of the good times we had at the old moose uptown.When I started talking to him on Friday, I said how you doing Grubs and he said ok Mutt, It was good that he knew me as sick as he was. Rest In Peace, old buddy Dan and Joelene Phillips

  • So sorry for your loss. He will be missed

    Heather, Jeff, Amber, Jessica Downing and Patty , Bill Sand


  • Aunt Leona & family
    Mom and Dad

    Wishing we could be there to remember Uncle John with you. Since we cannot, I wanted to just share that I will always remember Uncle John as a gentle soul who’s quiet presence was comforting. We are so very sorry for the loss of husband, father, brother and uncle, John. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

    The Halls – Brett, Terrie, Ryan & Brenna

  • Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Uncle John. We have lost a dear soul here on earth. He will be greatly missed.

  • To the Grubaugh Family,
    John was a quiet man who loved his family. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • To Leona and family,
    So sorry to hear about John’s death. He is a part of my youth. I have good memories of him and my brother working on cars in our garage. Who would dream you could paint cars so many times? My sympathies to you and your family.

  • Gene, Dave and Mary

    I was saddened to learn of John’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

    Carol (Kightlinger) Navin