Ralph Oswald Grubel

Published 10:12 am Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ralph Oswald Grubel, 90, of Columbus died Dec. 2, 2011 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Columbus.
Mr. Grubel was born in Paterson, N.J., and was the son of the late Francis Oswald and Nellie Wisse Grubel and husband of the late Helen Teal Grubel, who died in 2009.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Aircorps; a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. and chairman of the electronic materials committee of AIME. He moved to Polk County in 1997. Mr. Grubel was an Eagle Scout, a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and was a member of Congregational Church of Christ, Tryon.
Surviving are two daughters, Diana Burke of Ocala, Fla. and Wendy Sands (Rick ) of Amesbury, Mass.; one brother, John C. “Jack” Grubel of  Seminole, Fla.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
No local services are planned.
Memorials may be made to Congregational Church of Christ, 210 Melrose Ave. Tryon, N.C. 28782.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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