Thomas Frederick Gruber

Thomas Frederick Gruber, 79, of Marietta, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio.

He was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Marietta, to Ernest and Helen Brinker Gruber.

Fred was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Marietta. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and was later employed at Silvesco. He was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption and had been an active resident at The Inn, at Marietta.

Fred is survived by his nephews and nieces, Sherry (George) McCleary, Terry (Karolyn), Pat (Cathy) and Paul (Rachel) Schafer, Dan (Phyllis) McCabe, Shelly Lauer and Greg (Sharon) McCabe. He was preceded in death by sisters, Vera Marie Schafer and Sue McCabe.

Funeral Liturgy, with Mass, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11, at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption. Visitation will be one hour prior to his mass at the church. Burial will be in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, and donations may be made to the cemetery fund, c/o The Basilica, 506 Fourth St., Marietta 45750.

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