George DelGrosso, 94, of Gaylord, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born the youngest son of Donato and Marianna (Fanzo) DelGrosso, on June 27, 1927, in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Highland Park, Michigan in early 1930, and he remained in Michigan for the rest of his life.
George was enlisted in the United States Navy, upon completion of High School. He served his country on the ship L.C.S. 20 (Landing Craft Support) and many others until he was honorably discharged on July 25, 1946.
He married Eileen Kuptz on June 15, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan and were married for 59 wonderful years until her passing in 2010.
George was a known craftsman who enjoyed working in his workshop. He was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed golfing, cross country skiing, down hill skiing and occasionally bowling. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eileen; and son, Steven.
George is survived by his dear friend and partner, Jeanne Crenshaw; children, Mariann (Stan) Nowak of Portage, MI, Kathleen Murphy of Commerce MI, and Douglas (Paula) DelGrosso of Keego Harbor, MI; 8 grandchildren, and several greatgrandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735. Visitation will be Sunday, October 17, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735 with a Rosary being offered by the Knights of Columbus at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday beginning at 12:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice Care Team, 604 W. Main St., Suite A., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.