GRUBBS Paul William Grubbs Jr., Lt. Col. USAFR (retired), age 71, of Pickerington, died December 30, 2003 at his residence. Born March 6, 1932, in Germantown, Ohio. 1950 graduate of Germantown High School, and 1955 graduate of the University of Dayton. Member of the first Naval A.D.C. Class of 29-1955 at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida, where he was commissioned and awarded his wings. In 1965 he accepted a commission in the USAFR and finished his career in 1992, as an ART at Rickenbacker AFB, Ohio. He had accumulated over 6000 flight hours. Active member in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, where he served as usher for 20 years. Member of the Knights of Columbus; Lifetime member of the Reserve Officers Assoc. and the 302nd Wing Assoc. Longtime member of DCSC Officers Club and Columbus Maennerchor. Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Gladys Grubbs. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patricia A. Grubbs; children, Paul William (Michelle) Grubbs III, Pamela Marie (Kevin) Shields; grandchildren, Dustin, Daniel, Emily, Erika, Derek, Morgan and Mara; sister Marianne Grubbs; cousin, Robert Grubbs; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Janel) Ryan and Jack (Diane) Ryan; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit Friday, January 2, 2004, 6-8 p.m. at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road North (Rt. 256), Pickerington, Ohio. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Seton Parish, 600 Hill Road North (Rt. 256), Pickerington, with Father James Klima officiating. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Pataskala, Ohio.

 

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