Joseph D. Grubb

August 05, 1919 ‒ October 09, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Joseph D. Grubb, 95 of Galion, passed away Thursday evening, October 9, 2014 at Mill Creek Nursing in Galion.

He was born August 5, 1919 in Butler and was the son of Alvin J. and Autha (Dickson) Grubb. He married Ruth M. Ryan on August 18, 1972 and she preceded him in death on December 6, 2006. He later married Dorothy P. Berry Bender and she survives.

Joe graduated from Butler High School in 1937 and attended Ashland University. A veteran of W.W. II, his overseas service was with the 1495th Combat Engineers in the Pacific. He moved to Galion in 1950 and was a member of the First Lutheran Church and American Legion Scarbrough Post #243 of Galion. Joe worked for the Railway Postal Service for 22 years and in 1969 he transferred to the Mansfield Post Office and retired in 1975. He was active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 612 of Mansfield and was always interested in Scouting. Joe was the first scoutmaster of Troop #309 of Galion.

Joe was a Civil War buff, having visited all the major battlefields, he enjoyed camping, hiking and was an avid traveler, visiting five of the six continents of the world.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, Joe (Ellen) Grubb of Grove City; step-children, Beth (Dan) Manring of Clintonville and Patricia Massa of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; children Judith Ann Reese and Richard Grubb; Brothers, Richard and David Grubb.

No calling hours will be held. Joe has donated his body to the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Private memorial service will be at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joseph Grubb, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Our thoughts & prayers are with all of Joe’s family. He will be missed by many of his friends. I’m sure if there are ballgames in heaven he will be watching them ..

  • I am so sorry for your loss.Something that helps me deal with the loss of a loved one is a scripture at Revelation21:4 where it says he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry be anymore the former things have passed away.Wont that be a wonderful time.I hope this scripture can help comfort you.