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Grosz, Roy Norman (Died on 17 May 2012)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 23 May 2012, p. 31

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GROSZ, Roy Norman Rev. B.A. B.D. Passed away peacefully on May 17, 2012 after a lengthy illness at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener. He was born May 29, 1920 in Kitchener, Ontario, son of the late Addison J. Grosz and Mabel nee Steinke. Dear husband for 65 years to Elaine nee Oswald; father of Jane of Waterloo, Philip of Kitchener, and Nancy Bergey of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by granddaughter Leigh (Grant) Lovell; great-grandsons William and Brian; great-granddaughter Elleigh-Jane; extended family member Debbie Gordon and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Kenneth and Marian DeCoppel. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Addison and Mabel Grosz; son Robert (1953); brother Ted (1961); his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert (1990) and Doris (1986) Bornhold. Roy Grosz graduated from Waterloo College and Seminary and was ordained in 1946. He served St. Peter's, Kitchener and the Heidelberg-Erbsville parishes. Then he became a mission developer for the next 33 years at Oakville, Burlington and Waterloo. He served on many synodical committees and in many community capacities throughout his ministry. He was the secretary, statistician and necrologist of the Eastern Canada Synod (Eastern Synod) from 1970-1990 and the registrar of its conventions to 2000. He was the editor The Canada Lutheran (synodical magazine) from 1959-1969. He also served on the executive board of the synod from 1954-1959 and was a member of the Board of Governors of Waterloo College and Seminary. He was the author of books on Lutheran Church history. Friends are invited to share their memories of Rev. Grosz with his family during visitation at the ERB & GOOD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday, May 20 from 1:30 - 5p.m. The funeral service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 445 Anndale Rd. Waterloo, on Monday, May 21 at 2 p.m. with Bishop William Huras and Rev. James Brown officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Private family interment at St. Peter's Cemetery, Kitchener. Condolences for the family and donations to a charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. A special thank you to the staff of Forest Heights for their ongoing care and support to our family.

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23 May 2012
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17 May 2012
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Grosz, Roy Norman (Died on 17 May 2012)