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Obituary - Ronald H. Grossman

Ronald H. Grossman

Date of Passing: January 8th, 2021

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Ronald H. Grossman, 94, of Sarasota, FL, Old Forge and Utica, NY, died on January 8, 2021 in Fairfax, VA.

Born In Utica, NY on June 30, 1926, the son of Edward and Gisella Grossman, he attended local schools and entered the US Navy during World War II at age 17. He was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy shortly after his nineteenth birthday. He served aboard the Navy Hospital Ship, Mercy, and the Attack Transport, Cavalier, in The Pacific Theater. He attended NYU (Uptown), Union College, The Naval Midshipman School at Notre Dame University and Albany Law School. He also served during the Korean Conflict aboard the Navy Refrigerator Ship, Graffias, in the Pacific and was Legal Officer of a Navy Air Squadron in Key West. He practiced Law in the Navy and in Utica, NY for 45 years. He was a Past President of The Oneida County Bar Association and Temple Beth El in Utica. He was a member of the Higby Hills Country Club in Utica, the Thendara Golf Club in Old Forge and Palm-Aire Country Club in Sarasota. He served on a number of committees in these clubs.

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Doris Sherman Grossman; his parents; his daughter, Lynn Grossman Broehm; granddaughter, Jami Lynn Grossman; and brother, Herbert B. Grossman. He is survived by his daughter, Gwen M. Sarko (Alan); his son, Brad H. Grossman (Judy); and daughter, Fern L. Levy; nine grandchildren, Daniel Sarko (Naomi), Tracy Strimple (Sean), Eric Grossman (Kristina), Adam Levy (Alexandra), Daniella Levy, Kyle Grossman (Amber), Gabriel Levy, Alex Grossman (Alyssa) and Emma Evans (Chandler); and nine great grandchildren, Ryan Grossman, Shira Sarko, Jack Strimple, Aviva Sarko, Lily Grossman, William Strimple, Nora Levy, Cole Levy and Aila Grossman; with two more on the way.

Graveside services and unveiling will be Friday, July 1, 2022 at 11 am Temple Beth El Cemetery, Wood Road, Whitesboro, NY. Please come celebrate his life with us.

Arrangements are with Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford, NY.


Please extend my heartfelt condolences to Ron's family. I practiced law in Utica and had the privilege of dealing with Ron many times over the years. He was always a respected professional and was a pleasure to deal with.

Marc Jonas, Esq.
Marc Jonas

How lucky I was to have known Ron and his family. He was a special person, with a great wit, full of fun and love. I will always remember Ron and of course his adorable dog Stella, always by his side. They will remain in our hearts forever.
nancy schlossberg

What a rich, full life he led. It was a treat to watch him with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A hero in many ways. My sincere condolences to all who love him. --Theresa Kulstad
Theresa Kulstad

A wonderful life full of great accomplishments. The best we can ever say is that it was a life well lived. Blessings and prayers to all during this sad time of loss. Love, Donna Sehler
Donna Sehler