CHAGRIN FALLS – William Gribble, 91, of Chagrin Falls, and formerly of Chester Township, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Hillcrest Hospital.
Born on Feb. 10, 1929, in Ellsworth, Pa., Bill moved to Cleveland as a young man with his parents, Raymond and Hazel (nee Helmick) Gribble, and siblings, Faye and Raymond Jr., all of whom have preceded him in death.
In 1953, Bill married the late Joyce McNeely-Gribble, with whom he had two children, dear son, Bill (Lillian), of Chester, and devoted daughter, Kimberly (Tom) Bohley, of Chester; and one beloved granddaughter, Grace.
Later in life, he married and was preceded in death by Judy Edick-Gribble, and added to his family stepdaughters Vicki (Tom Whipple) Edick, of Aurora, Sheri Vest, of Duluth, Ga., and Conni (John) Thomas, of Keller, Texas; as well as step-grandchildren, Ryan Vest, and Matthew, Lauren and Kelley Thomas.
Bill’s interests were many. He owned racehorses with his father and the love of horse racing remained a life-long love. He enjoyed playing softball as a younger man, his weekly game of golf, bowling in his Wednesday-night mixed-couples league, fishing, meeting his buddies for breakfast at various places around town, and time with family, especially his after-school dates at McDonald’s with his best girl, Gracie.
In quieter times, Bill was a voracious reader, loved crossword puzzles and old movies, and never missed an Indians baseball game.
In his more able years, Bill loved working in his yard and was a member of the Wednesday Workers at Chesterland Baptist Church.
After serving in the Army, Bill spent the rest of his career at Gould/Clevite, until he retired in 1989.
A private interment will be held to honor Bill’s wishes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.gattozziandson.com.