Jon T. GrantonicOctober 15, 1918 ~ September 3, 2017 (age 98)
Jon T. Grantonic, 98, of Steubenville , formerly of Mingo Jct., passed away on September 3, 2017 at Valley Hospice after a brief illness. He was born in Mingo Jct. on October 15, 1918 to Michael and Anna Getsey Grantonic. He was preceded in death by sisters Mary Catherine Hadobas, Alice Jones, Agnes Wanchic, and brother Lawrence Grantonic.
He is survived by the love of his life, Betty Frances Scott Grantonic, whom he married on October 15th, 1947, as well as sons Thomas (Margaret) Grantonic of Fayetteville NC, Charles (Susan) Grantonic of Steubenville OH, daughters Paula (Ronald) Baldwin of Beaverton OR, Elizabeth (Samuel) Ferrara of Pittsburgh PA, and Amy (Steven) Ratner of Southborough MA, and honorary son, Shigeru (Setsuko) Numata of Yokohama-Shi Japan. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren Maggie Chapman, Anna (Paul) Norment, Ben (Megan) Grantonic, Tim (Kristy) Grantonic, Annie Baldwin, Adam and Luke Ferrara, Max and Jonny Ratner, honorary granddaughters Sayoko and Misako Numata, and twelve great-grandchildren, Matthew, Mason, Claire, Anna Kate, Sam, Oliver, Finn, James, Drew, Stephen, Jane, and Bodhi.
A Flight Engineer with The Army Air Corps during WWII, Jon worked for the Prudential Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1980. He enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends all over the world, but was always happiest at home, with Betty by his side.
Anyone who truly knew Jon will remember a kind, gentle, humble, patriotic man of great faith with a fantastic sense of humor, and an immeasurable capacity to love.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10am Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mingo. Entombment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a vigil service at 2:00pm Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Church, 204 St. Clair Ave., Mingo Jct., OH 43938 or Holy Family Catholic Church, 2608 Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952. Offer condolences at www.mostifuneralhome.com.