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Beverly Kay (Heestand) Gruszecki

March 24, 1939 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Beverly Gruszecki Obituary

Beverly Kay Gruszecki, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2024, in Damascus, Ohio, at the age of 84. Born on March 24, 1939, in Alliance, Ohio, Beverly was a beacon of love and kindness throughout her life, leaving a legacy of warmth and generosity that will be remembered by all who knew her.

Beverly grew up in Alliance-Sebring area and was a proud 1957 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School. Following her education, she dedicated many years to serving her community through her work at Valley Road Nursing Home, B and W Research in Alliance, and the Sebring Library. 

In 1959, Beverly married the love of her life, Robert Gruszecki, and together they built a family founded on the principles of love, support, and faith. Beverly was a devoted mother to her children Richard (Rhonda), Randy (Helen), Robin (Pagnucco), and Rhonda Lamancusa. Her role as a grandmother was one she cherished deeply, and she shared an unbreakable bond with her grandchildren Rachael (Scott) Gibellino, Ashley (Ray) Lang, Matthew, Nicole, Jolene (Dylan) Steeves, Danielle (Matt) Roesti, Darcie (Tim) Goodman, Deanna, Delanie, Dakarli, Antonio Pagnucco, Andrew (Mary) Lamancusa, Aaron (Brian Misiti) Lamancusa, and Adam (Amanda) Lamancusa. Beverly's joy was multiplied with the arrival of each of her 18 great-grandchildren, Adora, Autumn, Ashlyn, Ethan, Jennifer, Killian, Isabelle, Damian, Rosalie, Vincent, Luciella, Liam, Isaiah, Salem, Brody, Zane, Maya, Conner a soon to be 19th great grandchild, sister-in-law Darlene (Frank) Wagner, sister-in-law Lynda Heestand, step-sister Shirley (Rick) Kline, Step-brother Jim (Ann) Riedenour and several nieces and nephews. Beverly was preceded in death by her loving parents, C. Dean Heestand and Helen (Geisse) Heestand, step-mother Lucille Heestand, brothers William and David Heestand, sister-in-law Glenda Heestand, her daughter-in-law Dayle Gruszecki and a nephew William Heestand Jr.. Her memory will be held in the hearts of her family, who will continue to honor her legacy by living out the values she instilled in them.

Beverly's unwavering faith was evident in her 64 years of membership at St. Ann Catholic Church in Sebring. She actively participated in many church groups and events, contributing her time and energy to the spiritual community that she held so dear. Additionally, Beverly was a 41-year member of United Commercial Travelers (UCT), where she formed lasting friendships and continued her lifelong practice of giving back to others.

Above all, Beverly's most treasured moments were those spent with her family. She was a matriarch in the truest sense, providing guidance, support, and unconditional love. Her presence at family gatherings was a source of joy, and her ability to create a warm and welcoming home will be deeply missed.


A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, January 8, ,2024 at 10:00 AM at St. Ann Catholic Church in Sebring with Fr. G. David Weikart officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Family and friends may send condolences and sign the guestbook online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, (330) 938-2526.

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Visitation
Sunday
January 7, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Funeral Mass
Monday
January 8, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Ann Catholic Church
323 South 15th Street
Sebring, OH 44672
 

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