Larry F. Grolemund 1954-2018

NILES — Larry Francis Grolemund, 63, of Niles, died 3:29 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren.

He was born May 8, 1954, in Sharon, Pa., a the son of Francis and Viola Hartel Grolemund.

Larry was a 1972 graduate of Brookfield High School, and received his associate degree in applied science in 1981 and his Bachelor of Science degree in applied science in 1994, both from Youngstown State University.

He was employed as a certified respiratory therapist at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for 37 years, retiring in 2009, attended St. Stephen Catholic Church in Niles, and enjoyed fishing, yard work, loved his pet dogs and cats, and was a Santa helper.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Kathleen Shonk Fillian Grolemund, whom he married Dec. 28, 2002; a son, Joseph C. (Melanie) Fillian of Champion; a daughter, Holly Scott of Howland; two sisters, Yvonne M. Turco of Apex, N.C., and Cheryl A. Beil of Hubbard; six grandchildren, Shane, Nathan and Madeline Scott, and Alyssa, Alexander and Anthony Fillian; his mother-in-law, Shirley Parilla Shonk of Niles; sister-in-law, Patricia A. Grolemund of Austintown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Gary Grolemund; and an infant brother, Ronald Lee Grolemund.

Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Church in Niles, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Kerr Cemetery.

Material contributions can be made to the St. Stephen Restoration Fund, 129 West Park Ave., Niles, OH 44446, The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Family and friends can light a candle, sign the guest book and send e-mail condolences at

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