16300 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: 313-881-8500
Fax: 313-881-7653
William Grierson

William Grierson

Friday, February 7th, 1936 - Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

William O. Grierson of Grosse Pointe Shores died peacefully on February 2, 2019 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Bill was born on February 7, 1936 to Margaret and Walter Grierson and graduated from Southeastern High School. He received a degree in physics from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree in business from Wayne State University. He later served in the Air National Guard.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and his brother Robert. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joanne Ortwein Grierson, children Thomas (Laura), John, (Lori), and Amy Ward (Harry), sister Jo Althoff and grand children Benjamin Grierson, Henry and Lucy Grierson, and Amanda, Alex and Nicholas Ward.
His children’s fondest memories are of the times each spent with him in the YMCA’s “Indian Guides and Princesses” program - getting together with other fathers and their children for weekly outings, work on Native American-themed crafts, as well as taking weekend camping trips to different parks throughout Michigan. They loved the swimming, sledding, canoeing, campfire building, archery, and hiking, along with the high-quality alone time with their dad.
Bill worked in space and automotive research at Chrysler Missile, Bendix Research and Applied Dynamics International in Ann Arbor. He especially enjoyed his work on the Apollo space mission. His work took him to all parts of the world and a led to lifelong passion for travel. His favorite places were in Asia, especially China, Japan and India. During his life, Bill enjoyed, hunting, skiing and golf and was a long-time member of the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club, the Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club and Christ Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore , Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial contributions can be made to the Iroquois Avenue Food Pantry at:
2411 Iroquois, Detroit 48214
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    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
    Address
    16 Lakeshore Drive
    Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236-3783
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Ryan Homes - Mideast Operations

Posted at 10:29am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Mike Vandeginste

Posted at 08:07am
My most sincere condolences to your family.
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Mark Smith

Posted at 07:59pm
Thank you Uncle Bill for your service to our country and our family. We all share wonderful core memories of Christmas past thanks to you...Santa.
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MISS SMITH

Posted at 01:07pm
DEAR GRIERSON FAMILY, TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING WILLIAM HAS THE HOPE OF LIVING AGAIN IN A PARADISE ON EARTH WHEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE CRIME, SICKNESS OR DEATH-ONLY PEACE, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PERFECT HEALTH! JEHOVAH "THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT" PROMISE US THIS. JOHN 5:28-29, PSALM 37:9-11, 2 COR 1:3-4
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J. Fields

Posted at 08:32am
Dear family. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. What brings me comfort in times like these is the scripture found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 where God promises to do away with all sickness and death forever. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, be with your family during this most difficult time in your lives.
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