Thomas Michael "Tom" Grubisha

June 5, 1941 - January 10, 2024
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Tom Grubisha of Tucson, AZ is survived by: his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Sandy (aka “the Nagivator”), children: Joyce Volino (Lou), Tammy, and T.J. (Karolina Walkowiak); grandchildren: Katarina Hart (Suhayb Kadura), Tim Hart, and Julia, Tusia and Eryk Kiselka; great-grandson: Kameron Kadura.

He is preceded in death by parents Mike and Nellie and brother Jim.
Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Maple Heights High School (1959). He served in the U.S. Navy (1959-1962), achieving the rank of Petty Officer, 1 st Class (Electronics Technician). He was a Plank Owner and served on the USS Constellation (CV-64), an aircraft carrier deployed to enforce the naval blockade of Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis.

Tom lived in Rochester NY (1982-1999) and was President/Owner of a Patio Enclosures franchise before retiring. He happily spent his retirement in Tucson pursuing his life-long passion of building hot rods and was an active member of the Tucson Street Rod Association. He and Sandy also spent time camping, traveling, and golfing together. They frequently enjoyed hosting lamb roasts for family and friends.

The family is gathering for private services.

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Born: June 5, 1941
Died: January 10, 2024

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Linda Downes posted on 2/26/24

Dear Sandy I just heard of Toms passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts with many fond memories Linda & Marshall


Linda Pryde posted on 1/14/24

Sandy, I am thinking of you in these difficult times. Tom was a wonderful man! I am here whenever you may want to talk! Hugs


Karen Wentzel posted on 1/14/24

Sending love to you and the family. Tom will be remembered for his generosity and kindness. Love Karen and Gilbert


Judy Kinsky posted on 1/13/24

Sandy, We are so sorry to hear of Tom's death. He was such a a kind, sweet man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Dave and Judy


Sandie Bender posted on 1/12/24

Sandy and Family, My deepest sympathy on the death of Tom, you are in my thoughts and prayers


Rada posted on 1/12/24

Вечнаја памјат . Memory eternal 🙏 My sincere condolences to you and the family. Slava mu 🙏 Rada


Nancy Wayman posted on 1/12/24

I’m thinking of you all and sending love and prayers. Love, Nancy