Michael “Mickey” Charles Gruber

December 27, 1957 ‒ November 03, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

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

  • My condolences to Chris and other family on Mick’s passing. Mickey was a lifetime family friend and I looked to him practically as a brother. He watched over our parents while Mike and I lived out of town. Most recently, he served as a pall bearer for our mother, Darlene’s funeral in 2013. He was that close to our family. Brother Mike remains devastated by the loss, especially since he and Mick grew up together and shared so many fond memories. Mick was so kind and considerate and we loved his visits to our Westerville home. He was a fun guy and had a very warm and friendly personality. He will be deeply missed by we Paulins brothers but I know he is in a better place with no more pain. RIP, Mick. You have our eternal love.

    • Sending loving thoughts and prayers to Mickey’s family. We knew Mickey since childhood. He was always a kind soul and devoted to St. Mark’s. Now he is with out loving God. Peace to you Mickey.

  • Sending loving thoughts and prayers to Mickey’s family. We knew Mickey since childhood. He was always a kind soul and devoted to St. Mark’s. Now he is with out loving God. Peace to you Mickey.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Chris and other family members during this time. I no longer live in Delaware and was not aware of Mickey’s passing. I would have liked to have paid my respects. He and John were such a big part of my youth, I treasure those memories and think of the both of them with great fondness.