In Memory of Philip Gruich





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Philip Gruich

Philip P. Gruich, 82, of Oberlin, died on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital. He was a graduate of Steelton High School and Shippensburg University and a retired educator, coach, and horse owner and trainer. He was a life member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, the American Serbian Club, Serbian National Federation Lodge No. 37, and the SSS Marinkovich Choir. Philip was the son of the late Peter and Betty Lopar Gruich and is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Katherine Krnjaic Gruich; four daughters, Dori (Doug) Bert, Nikki (Brian) Lewis, Paula (James) Werner and Stephanie (Mike) York; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and a sister, Yvonne Brown and husband, Walter. Private Funeral Services were held at the convenience of the family in St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church with Rev. Christopher Rocknage, his Pastor, officiating. Burial was held in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin. There was no viewing or visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Wiedeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Oberlin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 601 S. Harrisburg St., Oberlin, PA 17113.