Skip Grandizio, Army Veteran, Iron Worker, Past City Resident; Services This Friday in Clayton
By William E. Cleary
John A “Skip” Grandizio, of Franklinville died suddenly on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 in Kennedy Hospital, Washington Township at the age of 65. Nine weeks ago Skip, a diabetic,
got an infection in his foot, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was in the hospital when his illness took a turn for the worst; and he passed away.
“My brother Skip was a cut-up," said Frank “Reds” Grandizio. "He loved to joke around. He had a quick wit. Skip enjoyed teasing people and being teased. He was never at a loss for words and enjoyed a good time.”
Born in Philadelphia, PA., he was raised in Gloucester City. For the past 39 years he was a resident of Franklinville. He was a US Army Veteran, and was a retired Iron Worker with Local #502, Newark, NJ. He last worked at Fisher Steel Company., Bellmawr, NJ.
John enjoyed salt water fishing, hunting, and riding his motorcycle. He was a former member of the “Retreads”. He was a volunteer at Kennedy Hospital Washington Twp., for the past 7 years, a member of the Gloucester City Ray Ford Old Timers, and the Gloucester City Breakfast Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Gloria J., nee Smith, and his devoted daughters, Deborah Pratz and her husband Thomas of Franklinville, and Dawn Hinxman and her husband Dwayne of Northfield, NH. Three grandchildren, Thomas Pratz Jr., Megan and Hunter Hinxman.
His dear siblings, Frank G. Grandizio of Williamstown, Mary Smith of Audubon, Theresa Taylor of Bellmawr, Helen Turing of Gloucester City, the late Louis A. Grandizio Jr., and his close friend, Howard “Butch” Shaffer of Middle Twp. NJ.
Relatives & Friends are invited to attend his Viewing on Friday. December 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the BARCLAY FUNERAL HOME, Broad and Maple Streets. Clayton.
Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.., Church of Nativity, Delsea Drive, Franklinville. Interment, Gloucester County Vets. Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown.
For those who so desire, the family request memorials may be sent to American Diabetes Assoc. 1060 N. Kings Highway. Suite 309, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
To sign online guest book, visit www.barclayfuneralhome.net.