Mary M. Grossman

November 27, 1916 ~ October 2, 2013











Mary M. Grossman, 96, of Butler, Pennsylvania, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.

She was born November 27, 1916 in Shade Gap, Pennsylvania to the late Aaron K. Kerr and Ella Mae Osler Kerr.

She and her husband had for years organized and supervised volunteers at their Grossman Planing Mill to make wagons, tanks, ball bats, doll cradles, doll highchairs, children's tables and chairs and many other toys for area needy families as a Christmas project. They also made the children's chairs for the local Salvation Army unit and had created a full-size playhouse for Baptist Children's Home in Cotes, Indiana. Mrs. Grossman also worked in the Food Service department at the Butler Veteran's Medical Center until her retirement in 1981. She volunteered at the Hostess Shop at the Butler Memorial Hospital for many years.

Mrs. Grossman is survived by one daughter, Sandra Rapp and her husband David of Butler, PA; one son, Robert H. Grossman and his wife Joanne of Butler, PA; four granddaughters, Cynthia Gatty Gibson and her husband Todd of Milford, OH, Kimberly Gatty Altmire and her husband David of Butler, PA, Leigh Rapp Niedergall and her husband Timothy of Rochester, PA, and Jennifer Grossman McDowell of Butler, PA; two grandsons, Brian Rapp and his wife Joanne of Greenville, SC and Jason Grossman of Butler, PA; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth H. Grossman, whom she married October 6, 1933 and who passed away September 19, 1983; her daughter, Shirley Grossman Gatty, who passed away July 11, 1996; five brothers; and four sisters.

Friends will be received Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 221 West New Castle, St. Butler, PA, with Pastor David Maitland and Pastor Todd Wentworth of First Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.




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