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Joanne Lee Grilli

October 30, 1946 February 14, 2021
Joanne Lee Grilli
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Joanne Lee Grilli (nee: Gawlik) 74, of Elyria passed away Sunday February 14, 2021 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born October 30, 1946 in Elyria where she was a lifelong resident. Joanne was a 1964 Elyria High School graduate; she had worked and retired from General Electric. Joanne treasured spending time with family and enjoyed stained glass work, and crocheting. Survivors include her children; Bob King (Julie), Lisa L. Gagne, Richard B. Grilli, Tina M. Reasons (Tony). Additional survivors include grandchildren; Kahla (Vince), Illysa, Andrew, Daniel, Shane, Brittney, Jessica, great grandchildren; Gabrihela, Ayvion, Sophia, two brothers; John Gawlik (Joyce), Michael Gawlik, and numerous nieces and nephews. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of forty years; Louis Joseph Grill Jr., her parents; Edward and Laverne (nee: Schmidt) Gawlik, sisters; Mary Lou Strehle, Patricia Foster, Gerry Kawell, Joyce Orzech, Karen Springer, two brothers; Edward and Eugene “Skip” Gawlik. A Celebration of Joanne’s life will be 4:00 PM Saturday February 20, 2021 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440)322-4626 where the family will receive friends from 1-4 PM Saturday prior to services. Burial will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions in Joanne’s memory be sent to Pediatric Palliative Care at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital 11100 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at

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