Michael “Mickey” Charles Gruber
December 27, 1957 ‒ November 03, 2014
Michael “Mickey” Charles Gruber, 56, of Delaware passed away Monday evening November 3, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 27, 1957 in Delaware to the late Robert George Gruber and Juanita (Cordial) Gruber.
He served his country as a member of the United States Navy for 20 years and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Delaware, Delaware Moose Lodge and Delaware Eagles #376. He worked at the Limited in Columbus for 26 years and he enjoyed gardening and woodworking, including making his own pens which he gave out as gifts. He also enjoyed remodeling and repairing his house.
Left to cherish his memory is his sister Christine (Leon) Hamelers of New Bloomington, Ohio; nephews Dustin Cook of Delaware, John (Piroska) Hamelers of Columbus and James Hamelers of Springfield; nieces Valerie (Shane) Akers of New Bloomington and Jennifer (Justin) Hixson of Marysville; great nieces Kendal Akers, Jordan Hamelers and Cadence Hixson; aunts Charlotte Cordial of Worthington, Dorothy Rayburn of Delaware, Reta Dennis of Akron and Jean Black of Fairview, Oregon; cousins and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother John R. Gruber.
The family will receive friends on Thursday November 6th from 4 – 7 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William Street, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Friday November 7th at 11:00 am with Rev. Jennell Rue officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Delaware County Veterans Association providing military honors at graveside.
Contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to OhioHealth/HomeReach Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com