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September 21, 1948 - February 20, 2016
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Joseph “Jerry” Gronski, age 67, a lifelong resident of the Greenwood section of Moosic, passed away Saturday evening at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by the love of his life, his beloved wife Joan Stead Gronski. Wed on September 8, 1973, the couple was married for 42 years.
Born on September 21, 1948, son of the late Paul and Laura O’Hara Gronski, Jerry was a graduate of Taylor-Moosic High School, Class of 1966.
Jerry co-owned Gronski Enterprises, which was started by his father, and has been a landmark in Moosic for 64 years. A talented salesman and honest businessman, Jerry was not your stereotypical car salesman. He was a man who was both respected and trusted by generations of families. He was also both the President and “The Voice” of the Moosic Raiders for many years.
Although admired by many for his fair business practices, this was not his strongest trait. A devout Catholic, he had a tremendous love for family, a strong work ethic, and deep moral convictions which he passed to his sons. His family came before anything else.
Jerry took up the game of golf later in life after much persuasion from his father-in-law. He developed a strong love for the game and often could be found on a golf course. This new found hobby also helped him forge many new and strong friendships. Jerry was one of the last great men.
His loving sons also survive, Tom Serpe and wife Kristine, Jerry Gronski and wife Andrea, Daniel Gronski and wife Gissele, and P.J. Gronski and wife Dr. Lisa; 11 adoring grandchildren; six siblings, Robert Gronski and wife Suzanne, Paul Gronski, James Gronski and wife Cherry, General John Gronski and wife Berti, Ruth Mozeleski and husband Richard, and Ann Gronski; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00AM at St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 1217 Prospect Ave. in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, #7, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18702.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main Street in Old Forge.