Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
Thursday October 14th, 2021
George F. Grossman
George F. Grossman “beloved husband, father, and grandfather”
ROULETTE, Pa.---George F. Grossman, of 30 Trout Brook Road, Roulette, passed away the day before his 93rd birthday on Monday, October 11, 2021, in his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Dunmore on October 12, 1928, George was the son of Donald and Alice Belles Grossman. On May 28, 1953, in Roulette, PA, he married Lois I. Tucker, who survives.
George served in the US Army from 1950-1952, during the Korean Conflict. He then met his wife and moved to Roulette. He retired in 1992 from Pierce Glass in Port Allegany.
George was a curious man, always interested in new things and talking to people. This led him to many friendships and adventures which he enjoyed reminiscing about. Beginning in his early teens he had several jobs, and was known as someone always willing to lend a helping hand. Throughout his life, George did carpentry work, and with his wife and sons built his own home, which always had an open door. George will be remembered by family, friends, and neighbors as a friendly, sociable man who enjoyed a good visit. He loved having family and friends gathered for picnics and holiday celebrations, and considered himself a lucky man.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 68 years, are his five children: David (Julie) Grossman, Darlene Grossman, Debra Grossman, Tom (Beth) Grossman, and Kelly Grossman; twelve grandchildren: Jessica (Chris) Rohrer, Jeremy (Kim) Grossman, Misty (John Paul) Austin, Jami (Steve) Bonawitz, Joshua (Jorni) Kinney, Colby Brookens, Derek (Danae) Brookens, Matthew (Megan) Grossman, Marcus (Ashley) Grossman, Zakkariah Dudley, Christopher (Alyssa) Dunn, Katherine Dunn; seventeen great-grandchildren: Lila, Simon, and Henry Rohrer, Cole and Reed Grossman, Riley, Raelle, and Anthony Putt, Kira and Kaelynn Bonawitz, Saxton, Sawyer, Star, and Swayde Kinney, Rilyn Hoffmaster and Mason and Emma Brookens, Taylor Grossman, Emily and Isaac Grossman; and great-great granddaughter, Kinsley Jackson. George loved his family, and would often remark, “And to think this all started with a kiss in the moonlight.”
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and brothers Robert, Harry, and Donald “Skip” Grossman.
Following George’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the Hill Cemetery in Roulette.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors at the funeral home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Roulette Ambulance Association.
George’s family entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA. To express condolences or share a fond memory of George, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Facebook page. Home Facebook page.
A candle was lit in memory of George Grossman
Bryan Dunn Oct 13 2021 9:15 AM
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Terry and Bev Kinney
Terry Kinney Oct 13 2021 8:55 AM