Gary DiGrandi

Born: 08/06/1955 Passed:

Gary DiGrandi, age 61, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born August 6, 1955. Gary was preceded in death by his parents John DiGrandi and Virginia (Siekierski) DiGrandi, and grandparents Carl and Ida DiGrandi. He is survived by his sister Gloria Roseman and her husband Robert of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and brother John DiGrandi of Bedford Heights, Ohio.

Gary graduated from Bedford High School and started working at the Taylor Chair Company in Bedford, Ohio. He went on to open his own upholstery shop in Bainbridge, Ohio. He then started his own construction company. He continued to spend many years in the construction industry. He was very handy and a perfectionist in everything he did, whether he was building houses, working on cars, or winning trophies for Best of Show with his motorcycle. Gary had an outgoing personality and could talk to anyone. He was always willing to lend a hand to others. He was a kind and loyal friend to many.

He was a caregiver to his Grandma Ida when he lived with her in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He also shared care giving with his brother John for their mother Virginia when she was diagnosed with cancer. Gary often laughed and appeared in good spirits, even though he was struggling with numerous medical issues. Gary will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. His family and friends are comforted in knowing that he is now free of pain and reunited in heaven with his departed family members.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am Saturday July 22, 2017 at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 300 Union Street, Bedford, Ohio, 44146. The family will receive friends from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the church prior to mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Gary DiGrandi sincerely invites you to celebrate his life at a Dutch Treat Luncheon. This will be held immediately after the Memorial Mass in a private room at Burntwood Tavern, 33675 Solon Rd., Solon, Ohio 44139. RSVP before July 14, 2017 to bobgloroseman@sccoast.net or (843) 236-7666. Please let us know if you are planning to attend the luncheon so we can make the appropriate reservations.

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7 Tributes to Gary DiGrandi

  1. Jerome & Karen Franks says:

    Dear Gloria and John,
    We are so sorry about Gary’s passing. We only met Gary a few times, but at those times he was so gracious, easy to talk with, and so friendly. Gary is now with God in Heaven probably building a house for Virginia and Ida!! Please know that we are here for you should you need anything at all. With our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers.

  2. DREW & JEAN ROBERTSON says:

    Dear Gloria, Bob and your brother.

    So sorry to hear of the sudden death of your brother Garry. It must have been a shock to all of you and you know we
    will keep all of your in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hope you are feeling a little better Gloria although the death of your brother will take it’s toll on you.
    We will call you in a couple of days. We have a plumber in at the moment and things are crazy.

    God bless. Love and prayers. Jean and Drew.

  3. Gloria Roseman says:

    Dear Brother,
    Even though we were separated by miles, it is hard to believe I won’t be able to pick up the phone and hear your cheerful “Heh, how are you?” It is difficult for those you left behind, but I know that you are now at peace in heaven with mom, dad, and all of our departed family and friends. I will always have the happy memories of our last visit together before your 60th birthday. You took Bob and me on a chauffeured tour of Cleveland, which we haven’t seen in years. We had a good day together. I said you should be a tour guide, because you sure loved to talk! Miss you.
    Love,
    Gloria

  4. Gloria Roseman says:

    Dianne, I knew Mike and Gary were good friends, but had forgotten he was best man at your wedding. Thank you for your condolences, and kind words about Gary and our parents. Sincerely, Gloria Roseman

  5. Dianne Rozak says:

    Gloria, your brother was best man at our wedding when I married (now deceased) Mike Yusko. I always loved him as well as your dad and mom. Many happy memories. Hugs to you. Dianne Rozak

  6. Val Bobry says:

    Gloria, John, Bob,

    Gary will be truly missed by those who knew. I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with him when I lived in Mayfield Hts. I have a special place in my heart for him. He shared happiness and life with everyone he met. His spirit will be missed and can never be replaced.

    Val Bobry

  7. Maureen says:

    I knew Gary 30 years ago, and was very sad to read here he had passed away. I attended the wedding mentioned above with Gary. He was a very outgoing person, and I remember all the fun we had at his Mom’s basement in Bedford. The bar, the pool table and the pac man game! Those were good times. I still live in the Bainbridge area, and think of him every time I pass Kent Rd. in Novelty – and every time I order shrimp with lobster sauce at a Chinese restaurant! Again, very sorry to hear this news.

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