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William A. Grantz

May 15, 1937 — February 20, 2023

William “Bill” Grantz, 85, of Girard, passed away on Monday evening, February 20, 2023, at O’Brien Memorial Health Care Center.

Born May 15, 1937 in Mineral Ridge, Bill was the son of Hervey and Clara (Clark) Grantz.

William was a graduate of Lordstown High School. Prior to his retirement, he was a steeler worker for Copperweld Steel in Warren Bill was a member of McDonald Senior Center. He enjoyed every minute he spent with all his great grand “Littles”. They put a smile on his face with every visit. Throughout his life, he could be found bowling, golfing, motorcycle riding, camping or cutting grass on his zero turn. He was always on the dance floor with “Gert” at every wedding doing the jitterbug, square dancing, polka or a kickline to New York New York with the family.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Tammy Pietruszka, his siblings Hervey Grantz, Martha Long, Dorothy Hetrick, and Louise Sudol; and a brother-in-law Harry Pierce.

Bill leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Shirley Grantz, whom he married February 6, 1959; his daughters Terri (Bob) Hernandez and Tawni (Steve) Bouch; his son-in-law Edward Pietruszka; his grandchildren Steven (Laura) Hernandez, Preston (Ashley) Hernandez, Victoria (Alex) Prochazka, Zachary (Alyssa) Pietruszka, Amanda (Cody) Sheeler), and Mackenzie (Zach) Peaslee; his great grand “Littles” Noelle Hernandez, Whitney Hernandez, Vivienne, William, Lydia Prochazka, Everly Sheeler, Giovanni, Juliano, and Lorenzo Pietruzska: and his Favorite Niece Sandy Winck.

As well as many sister/brother in laws, family and friends who know they were an important part of his life.

Donation made in memory of Bill Grantz can be made to :

ACT 1st Federal Credit Union –

1313 National Highway SW STE7 PMB 326

C/O Alzheimer’s – Tawni

Lavale,MD 21502

Per Bill’s wishes there will be no services. To share thoughts of sympathy, visit

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