Thomas Grauel

Obituary of Thomas Grauel

Tom passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2017 in Rittman, OH.  He was a lifelong resident of Lakewood, Ohio.  Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S.P.S. for 33 years.  Upon retirement he worked at Lakewood Hospital for 22 years.

Tom was a member of St. James Catholic Parish.  He was a high school sports enthusiast and avid Cleveland Indians fan.  Tom cherished family life and his many trips to visit all.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Pat nee Burke; sons Thomas P. (Loretta), Michael (Julie) and Bill; grandchildren Jamie (J.D.) Yearwood, Brian, Matthew and Ryan; great granddaughters Emmy Burke and Hattie Grace Yearwood; sisters in law Angela Burke and Phyllis O’Neill and many nieces and nephews.

Private interment will be held at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery.  A memorial mass will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. James Church.