YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Gene A. Griswold, 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday morning, November 18, 2022 with his loving family by his side after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Gene was born on September 7, 1946 in Youngstown to Hubert A. and Mildred E. Balciar Griswold.
He graduated from Liberty High School in 1964 and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Youngstown State University in 1973.
Gene was a chartered accountant and worked for several territorial banks, General Extrusions and with his brothers at Temperature Technologies.
A longtime member of St. Luke’s Church, Gene has been active on the Financial Council, Holy Name, Bingo Volunteer and Eucharist.
He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Guardians and Cavaliers, but particularly enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.
He was a proud Air Force veteran, earning the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged.
Gene leaves his wife, the former Mary Ann Potoczny, whom he married on June 11, 1976, to cherish his memory; 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.
Genes precede their parents in death; his sister Julie S. Griswold and brother-in-law Stanley Potoczny.
Friends can call St. Luke Church on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. There will then be a Christian funeral service at 12 noon, celebrated by Rev. Matthew Humerickhouse.
Burial will take place at Tod Homestead Cemetery.
Material tributes may be made in memory of Gene to St. Luke Church, 5235 South Avenue, Boardman, OH 44512 or Seton Catholic School, 6923 Stow Road, Hudson, OH 44236 or St. Barnabas School, 9200 Olde 8 Road, Northfield, OH44067 or at Hospice of the Valley, 979 Tibbetts Wick Road, #A Girard, OH 44420.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512.
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