Milton A. Grumbling III 1941-2013

WARREN – Milton A. Grumbling III, 71, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his residence. The Trumbull County coroner is investigating.

He was born April 25, 1941, in Warren, the son of the late Milton and Rhea (Davis) Grumbling Jr.

Milt worked and retired from the Packard Electric Division of GM.

He was an active member of Old Eire Lodge No. 3 F&AM where he served as an officer. He was a Past Master of Carroll F. Clapp Lodge No. 655, F&AM, and also a member of Mahoning Chapter No. 10, Warren Council No. 58, Warren Commandry No. 37, Scottish Rite of Youngs-town and Eastern Star No. 80. He was an honorary member of Charity Lodge No. 530 of Deerfield, Cortland Lodge No. 529, Newton Falls Lodge No. 462, Rockton Lodge No. 316 of Kent and Western Reserve Lodge No. 507 of West Farmington.

Milt was an organist for the area Masonic lodges and historian of the Warren Masonic Temple. He enjoyed traveling, photography, outdoors, camping and hiking and loved to play the organ.

He was a member of Tod Avenue United Methodist Church, and served as an assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 122 at the Howland United Methodist Church. He also had formerly worked for Oriel Printing in downtown Warren.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Memories of Milt will be carried on by his sister, Mary Jane Reeve of Warren; nephews Michael (Sarah) Reeve of Cortland and Kevin Reeve of California; and niece Cynthia (Donny) Frank of Howland.

Family will receive friends on from 6 to8 p.m. Wednesday at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home, Warren, where Masonic services will be conducted by Old Erie Lodge No. 3 F&AM, at 5:45 p.m., just prior to the visitation.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where services will follow at 10 a.m. with full military honors. Rev. James Ellison of Tod Avenue United Methodist Church will officiate.

Services of final committal will follow at Windham Township Cemetery in Windham.

His family suggest material contributions be made in the form of donations to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034, or www.nationalbreastcancer.org.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co.

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