Donald J. Grill
03/19/1935 - 10/01/2021
Obituary For Donald J. Grill
Donald J. Grill
March 19, 1935-Oct. 1, 2021
Donald J. Grill, 86, formerly of Altoona, passed away Friday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Robert and Esther (Donahue) Grill. Donald married Ingrid Neumann on July 18, 1959 in Berlin, Germany.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 62 years; three sons: Donald D. (Carrie) Grill of Altoona, Matthew (Heather) Grill of Mars, Stefan (Kristen) Grill of East Freedom; six granddaughters; and three siblings: David Grill of FL, Thomas (Helen) Grill of Rydal, Pa and Patricia Phillip of Texas.
He was preceded in death by five siblings.
Don was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and joined the U.S. Army.
He retired from Conrail after 43 years of service as a Crane Operator.
Don was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona. Don loved all Philadelphia sports, especially the Phillies. He was an avid reader and liked watching movies and listening to music. Don enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.
There will be no visitation or services.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Donald’s memory to: The Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 500 Municipal Drive, Hollidaysburg, Pa. 16648.
Arrangements are provided by The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602.
Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.
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What a great man that loved to laugh, eat, talk, read, watch, and enjoy his family and friends. I have so many great memories of all of the times that we shared. We talked about so many books he gave me a reading list I may never complete. Every time he waved me over closer I knew I was in for a great joke. So many meatballs, endless singles hit in stickball games, and so many Philly sports in the living room. I am so sad that he is gone but the memories are forever. I will miss "The Man".
Dear Ingrid - this is Cathie Reilly - former bowling friend years ago - I just wanted to send deepest sympathies to you and yours - may all your precious memories help you at this difficult time - I have nothing but fond memories of you and Don - God bless
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