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Harry Grzeskowiak, 74

Harry Grzeskowiak, age 74, of Plain City, OH, formerly of Winsted, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, having lost his five-year battle with oral cancer.

Harry graduated from St. John’s University, Collegeville, in 1961, as a second lieutenant, and was on active duty for one and one-half years in the US Army Artillery in Ft. Sill, OK.

A 38-year career with Ashland Inc. took him to plant sites in Minneapolis, Pensacola, FL; Fords, NJ; and finally to the research facility in Dublin, OH.

Always willing to pitch in where he could be of help, Harry served as Ashland’s bowling leagues’ secretary for over 20 years, and as the treasurer of the Retiree Club.

His hobbies included table tennis, woodworking, bowling, and fishing with his sons (the three of whom would enjoy an annual fishing trip to Canada).

Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Marie (Kegler) Grzeskowiak, and his beloved first wife, Lavonne (Rathmanner) Grzeskowiak.

Left to celebrate Harry’s remarkable life are his sons, Dan (Ann) and Jeff (Lisa); daughter, Chris (Randy) Aldridge; six beautiful grandchildren; one precious great-grandchild; wife Julia (Sally); brothers Jerry (Annette), John (Mary), and Tom (Rose); devoted sister-in-law Dianne Elfstrand; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass took place Friday, Aug. 30 in Ohio.

Interment will be in Winsted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a deserving service organization.