Gricar, Genevieve H., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother was reunited with her husband, daughter and son, in Heaven, Thursday, January 14, 2010 at her home. She was surrounded by her loving family.  Age 91 years.  The daughter of the late Augustus and Orpha (Grubach) Young was born April 21, 1918.  She married John B. Gricar, September 28, 1940. He passed away December 29, 1960.  Together with her husband and son, she owned and operated Quality Door and Lumber Company for many years.  She was a very active member of St. Christopher Catholic Church where she had served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the League of Catholic Women, a Past President and Woman of the Year for the American Businesswomen’s Assoc.  She was an avid reader, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Most of all she enjoyed her family.  Surviving are one daughter, Nola Jean Gricar, Grand Rapids, MI; five grandchildren and their spouses,  Brad Beeson and his wife, Elizabeth Shiry; Shawn Beeson and his wife Kristine Riopelle; Amy and Kevin Yensch; Michelle Gricar; Megan and Nick Thomas; five great grandchildren, Emily, Lauren and Nicholas Yensch; Kira and Joe Beeson; a daughter-in-law, Margo Gricar and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son and daughter, Melbourne Gricar and Nadyne (Gricar) Beeson. Mrs. Gricar’s family wish to thank her special caregivers, Mary Norton, Maxine Smith, Linda Janke and Bobbie Meyer.  The funeral liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2010, at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 3945 Williamson Rd.  Rev. John Mancini O.S.F.S. will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel 5700 Dixie Hwy. from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday where they will meet at 7:00 p.m. for a vigil service with Gary and Arlene Patelski officiating. Friends may then call at the Church from 9:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral Liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Christopher Catholic Church or the Bridgeport Public Library.