Gene A. Griswold, 76 passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning November 18 with his loving family by his side after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gene was born September 7, 1946, in Youngstown, a son of Hubert A. and Mildred E. Balciar Griswold. He was a 1964 graduate of Liberty High School and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Youngstown State University in 1973. Gene was a C.P.A. and worked for several area banks, General Extrusions, and with his brothers at Temperature Technologies.
A long-time member of St. Luke Church, Gene was active in the finance council, Holy Name, bingo volunteer, and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was an avid Cleveland Browns, Guardians, and Cavaliers fan but especially loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a proud Air Force veteran, where he obtained the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged.
Gene leaves to cherish his memory his wife the former Mary Ann Potoczny, whom he married June 11, 1976, a son Matthew (Rebecca) Griswold, daughters Stephanie (Robert) Kibler and Rebecca (Dr. Matthew) Bartley, brothers Ronald Griswold, Gary (Maureen) Griswold and Glenn (Toni) Griswold, sister-in-law Donna Potoczny, grandchildren Isabella Kibler, Jacob Kibler, Nathan Gene Griswold, Piper Griswold, Abigail Bartley and Madeline Bartley, many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Julie S. Griswold and brother-in-law Stanley Potoczny. Friends may call from 10 to 11:45am Wednesday November 23 at St. Luke Church. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial following at 12 noon, celebrated by Rev. Matthew Humerickhouse.
Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.
Material tributes can be made in Gene’s memory to St. Luke Church, 5235 South Ave., Boardman, 44512, or Seton Catholic School, 6923 Stow Rd., Hudson, 44236 or St. Barnabas School, 9200 Olde 8 Rd., Northfield, 44067 or to Hospice of the Valley, 979 Tibbetts Wick Rd. #A Girard, OH 44420.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.