Richard S. “Rick” Grus
April 22, 1959 - September 24, 2023
Visitation: Friday, September 29, 2023, 3-7 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township
Service: Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10 am; St. Kilian Church
Richard S. “Rick” Grus
Rick Grus, 64, of Cranberry Township, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Rick was born April 22,1959, in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, the son of Stanley and Elizabeth Grus. He was a 1977 graduate of Ambridge High School and attended Geneva College where he graduated in 1981 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. After graduation, he started work for Mason & Hanger–Silas Mason Co. at the Department of Energy’s Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX. He later accepted a position with the federal government working for the Defense Logistics Agency in Manassas, VA. It was in Manassas where he met the love of his life, Joanne. His federal career included working at the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Contract Management Agency, and the National Security Agency from which he retired in 2020 after thirty-four years of dedicated and distinguished federal service.
However, Rick considered his most important role in life was as a husband and father. His family was his passion, and he was totally devoted to them. Rick and Joanne spent endless hours with their sons, traveling, coaching their teams, attending their games and practices, fishing, attending concerts, or just spending time together as a family. Rick especially loved his alone time with his sons when they would go out for breakfast and just talk. He cherished every minute he had with the people he loved, and he didn’t take that time for granted. He loved talking about his children Matt and Michael and would tell everyone he met how proud he was of each of them. He was a devout Catholic and member of St Mark the Evangelist Parish (Saint Kilians Worship Site) Cranberry Township.
He was proceeded in death by his father Stanley Grus.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Joanne; two devoted sons, Matthew (Emily) Grus of Cranberry Twp, and Michael (Naomi) Grus of Harmony; his mother Elizabeth Grus of Brighton Township; his sister Vicky (Steven) Kellerman of Gibsonia, and a brother Dave (Brenda) Grus of Economy; his In-Laws John and Irene Juzwa of Ambridge; brother in law Mark (Heather) Juzwa of Canonsburg.
Donations may be made to Gleaners Food Bank, Cranberry Twp.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday from 3-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp., 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 am at St. Kilian Church. Private interment will be held at Economy Cemetery.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary