Dale A. Grasse, 66, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Lorain, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, in the Mesa East Hospice Home in Mesa, Arizona, after a long illness. Mr. Grasse was born in Lorain March 18, 1948, the son of the late Robert William and Helen (nee Shullick) Grasse. He lived in the Grafton, Elyria and Lorain areas.
He was a graduate of Midview High School, Class of 1967. He served in the United States Marine Corps for seven years and is a Vietnam War Veteran. Dale worked at the Lorain Steel Plant for 35 years as an electrician. After his retirement from the Lorain Steel Plant in 2008, he and his loving wife, Debbie, moved to Mesa, Arizona. He was an active member of the Local 1104 Steelworker’s Union, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 27 years and a member of the Mission Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona.
Mr. Grasse enjoyed watching boxing, baseball and football games, boating on Lake Erie, fishing, teaching Debbie, his children, his grandson and his nephews to fish, golfing in Arizona year round with Debbie, shooting pool on the leagues in the Resort where he and Debbie live in Arizona, attending spring training games for the Cleveland Indians, going to the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, traveling and exploring Arizona with Debbie, their nephews and all who visited them after their retirement.
Dale and Debbie shared many great times at Lake Saguaro, Dale’s favorite place in Arizona. Dale and Debbie enjoyed dining at the restaurant, boating, fishing, swimming and picnicking with many friends and family on Lake Saquaro.
He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Debbie Grasse (nee Masterson); his twin sister, Gayle (Harold) Davis of Columbia Station, sister, Sandra (Lee) MacDonald of Port St. Lucie, Florida; brother, Robert Grasse of Salem, Virginia; sons, Charles W. (Mindy) Grasse I of Grafton, Bryan Grasse of Grafton; daughter, Victoria Grasse of Grafton; step daughter, Amy Anello of Cleveland; grandchildren, Ashleigh Hobbs and Charles William Grasse II of Grafton; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call Tuesday, July 8, 2014, from 6 until the Memorial Service at 7 P.M., in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain. The Memorial Service will be followed by the Military Honors, provided by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, Debbie has asked that all donations be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 2020 Eastwoodside Court, Gilbert, AZ 85297, in memory of Dale A. Grasse.