Clement J. Gramza

Born: Tue., Nov. 11, 1919
Died: Tue., Mar. 12, 2013

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 06, 2013
Location: 1st United Methodist

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Clement J. Gramza

Nov 11, 1919 – Mar 12, 2013


Clement J. Gramza, 93, of South Bend died Tuesday morning at Morningside Nursing Home. He was born November 11, 1919 in South Bend to the late Edward J. and Rose (Wozniak) Gramza. He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. On April 13, 1940 he married the former Lois Marie Tarnow who died in 1978. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Sharon K. Gramza of Indianapolis and son James Gramza (Beverly) of South Bend. 4 grandchildren Aaron, Stephen Gramza, Laura Lee Garman, Jennifer Gramza and 7 great grandchildren. He retired from the South Bend Community School Corporation as Head Custodian after 36 years’ service. He served as Union President for the School Corporation. He had many interest and he was a self-educated painter in Oils and attended classes at the Forever Learning. He was an exhibitor at the Century Center Art department. He was well known for riding his bicycle around South Bend. He was well loved by the younger people and was a professional Clown to them. He was a great lover of all animals. As his wishes cremation has taken place at the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home Crematory.

A Memorial service will be held on April 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at the 1st. United Methodist Church 333 N. Main St. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Southern Care Hospice 310 West McKinley Ave., Suite 340 Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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Charitable donations may be made in Clement 's memory to the following organization:

Southern Care Hospice
310 W. McKinley, Mishawaka, IN 46554

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Greg Weaver and Phinpaseuth (Bay) Sengsommaly
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Dear Jim , Bev and family,
Please know that you are in our hearts and minds at this bittersweet time. I have never heard anyone say anything but wonderful things about your dad Jim. To have lived such a long life and touched so many people in a positive way is a gift. May his memory burn bright in your hearts and minds until the day you are called to join him.

Greg and Bay

Michael Jacobs
   Posted Sun March 17, 2013
Jim and the Gramza Family, my deepest condolences for your loss. May his memories shine on as brightly as the sun, and may God comfort you one and all.

Jane (Richards) Ewald
   Posted Mon March 18, 2013
I just want to thank you for sharing Clem with us children from Muessel School. His warmth and humanity made a difficult time for my life bearable. Thank you Clem.

Kathy Johnson
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
Jim, Bev and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers - I know you have so many wonderful memories of your dad that will sustain you during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep your family in his watchful care. We will not be able to attend the memorial service, but wanted you to know that we miss seeing you and are thinking of you. Jim and Kathy