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Domonick GrilloAge: 93 years19051998

Name
Domonick Grillo
Given names
Domonick
Surname
Grillo

Donald “Don” Grillo

Name
Donald “Don” Grillo
Type
Americanized Name
Given names
Donald
Surname
Grillo
Nickname
Don

Donald Grillo

Name
Donald Grillo
Type
Occupational Name
Given names
Donald
Surname
Grillo
Name prefix
Dr.
Birth January 20, 1905 24 19
Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States
Latitude: N41.5225 Longitude: W88.140556

Census January 1, 1920 (Age 14 years) Age: 15
EngagementUrsuline J. McGuireView this family
before January 6, 1932 (Age 26 years)

MarriageUrsuline J. McGuireView this family
February 5, 1932 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Donald George “Don” Grillo
April 25, 1933 (Age 28 years)
Residence April 25, 1933 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Eugene Edward “Gene” Grillo
May 6, 1935 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3
James Richard Grillo
July 16, 1938 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherGaetano Grillo
March 6, 1955 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a fatherGaetano Grillo
March 9, 1955 (Age 50 years)
Calumet Park, Merrillville, Lake, Indiana, United States
Latitude: N41.487373 Longitude: W87.367294

DivorceUrsuline J. McGuireView this family
between 1956 and 1960 (Age 50 years)

Death of a motherMaria Guizeppa Grande
May 24, 1959 (Age 54 years)
Burial of a motherMaria Guizeppa Grande
May 27, 1959 (Age 54 years)
Calumet Park, Merrillville, Lake, Indiana, United States
Latitude: N41.487373 Longitude: W87.367294

Death of a wifeUrsuline J. McGuire
January 29, 1998 (Age 93 years)
Cremation of a wifeUrsuline J. McGuire
January 31, 1998 (Age 93 years)
Death March 14, 1998 (Age 93 years)
Cremation March 17, 1998 (3 days after death)
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father
mother
Marriage: April 18, 1903Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
21 months
himself
Domonick Grillo
Birth: January 20, 1905 24 19Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States
Death: March 14, 1998Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, United States
Family with Ursuline J. McGuire - View this family
himself
Domonick Grillo
Birth: January 20, 1905 24 19Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States
Death: March 14, 1998Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, United States
ex-wife
Ursuline J. McGuire
Birth: October 7, 1911 42 40Belmond, Wright, Iowa, United States
Death: January 29, 1998Regency Place Nursing Home, Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, United States
Marriage: February 5, 1932Log Cabin Chapel, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, United States
Divorce: between 1956 and 1960
15 months
son
Donald George “Don” Grillo
Birth: April 25, 1933 28 21Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, United States
Death: June 10, 2011Harbour Assisted Living, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States
2 years
son
Eugene Edward “Gene” Grillo
Birth: May 6, 1935 30 23Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, United States
Death: November 25, 2016
3 years
son
James Richard Grillo
Birth: July 16, 1938 33 26Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, United States
Death: November 24, 2007Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States

Birth

South Bend Tribune (IN) - Thursday, March 19, 1998

Deceased Name: Dr. Donald Grillo

Jan. 20, 1905 - March 14, 1998

GRANGER - Dr. Donald Grillo, 93, of Covington Parkway, Granger, Ind., a South Bend, Ind., physician for 45 years, died after an exten-ded illness at 2:20 a.m. on Saturday mor-ning, March 14, in Saint Joseph Medi-cal Center.

Dr. Grillo was born in Joliet, Ind., Jan. 20, 1905, to the late Thomas and Maria (Grande) Grillo. In 1907 his family moved to Gary, Ind., where he attended elementary and high school.

On July 28, 1984, he married the former Virginia T. Kapsa, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Donald George Grillo of Indianapolis, Ind., Eugene E. Grillo of Fort Wayne, Ind., and James R. Grillo of Clayton, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Dianne Kapsa Horvath of South Bend and Judith Kapsa Lawrence of Crown Point, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. S. Philip Grillo of Belleville, Mich., and Frank Grillo of Merrillville, Ind.; and by two sisters, Mrs. Lena Matteo of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Jean Kelly of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Sam Grillo, D.D.S., of South Bend and Dr. Angelo Grillo, D.D.S., of Gary, Ind.; and by a sister, Mrs. Mary Pin of Gary.

Dr. Grillo graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1929 where he served as the president of his class. He moved to South Bend in 1930 and began his internship at Saint Joseph Hospital of South Bend.

After establishing his general practice in South Bend, he became interested in local politics and, in 1936, was elected for two terms as the Saint Joseph County Coroner. During this depression era Dr. Grillo generously performed many surgeries and made many house calls without compensation. When some of the local mutual aid societies needed a doctor to perform examinations, Dr. Grillo was the front runner to perform any required medical examinations free of charge.

Dr. Grillo continued his education and did his post-graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in colon and rectal surgery, but World War II temporarily halted his growing practice. Dr. Grillo served during the war in the armed services as a Captain in the Medical Corps. When he was honorably discharged in 1945, he had attained the rank of Major and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service to his country.

After the war he returned to his South Bend practice where he began to specialize in diseases of the rectum and colon. He also continued in his service to the community.

Dr. Grillo was on staff at both Saint Joseph and Memorial Hospitals in South Bend. He also treated patients at Saint Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka.

He served on various committees at Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, and was the president of the medical staff. He served on the lay advisory board for 18 years and was instrumental in attaining federal funds for a building for the nursing school. Dr. Grillo served for 12 years on the board of directors of the South Bend Medical Foundation, and was a member of the Saint Joseph County Cancer Society.

Realizing a need for a support group, Dr. Grillo founded the Ostomy Club of Saint Joseph County, an affiliate of the national organization.

Dr. Grillo was an active member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Society, Saint Joseph County Medical Association and was a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Donald Grillo was an exceptional physician and surgeon. He was charitable, compassionate and an outstanding civic leader. Dr. Grillo was a great humanitarian, who dedicated his life to the service of others. He will be missed not only by his family but also by the local Italian-American community that loved him.

Memorial services for Dr. Grillo will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph County Ostomy Club, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Hospice of Saint Joseph County, Christ Child Society or to Sacred Heart Church.

The 'Hickey Funeral Homes' is serving the family of Dr. Grillo.

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Divorce

South Bend Tribune (IN) - Thursday, March 19, 1998

Deceased Name: Dr. Donald Grillo

Jan. 20, 1905 - March 14, 1998

GRANGER - Dr. Donald Grillo, 93, of Covington Parkway, Granger, Ind., a South Bend, Ind., physician for 45 years, died after an exten-ded illness at 2:20 a.m. on Saturday mor-ning, March 14, in Saint Joseph Medi-cal Center.

Dr. Grillo was born in Joliet, Ind., Jan. 20, 1905, to the late Thomas and Maria (Grande) Grillo. In 1907 his family moved to Gary, Ind., where he attended elementary and high school.

On July 28, 1984, he married the former Virginia T. Kapsa, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Donald George Grillo of Indianapolis, Ind., Eugene E. Grillo of Fort Wayne, Ind., and James R. Grillo of Clayton, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Dianne Kapsa Horvath of South Bend and Judith Kapsa Lawrence of Crown Point, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. S. Philip Grillo of Belleville, Mich., and Frank Grillo of Merrillville, Ind.; and by two sisters, Mrs. Lena Matteo of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Jean Kelly of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Sam Grillo, D.D.S., of South Bend and Dr. Angelo Grillo, D.D.S., of Gary, Ind.; and by a sister, Mrs. Mary Pin of Gary.

Dr. Grillo graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1929 where he served as the president of his class. He moved to South Bend in 1930 and began his internship at Saint Joseph Hospital of South Bend.

After establishing his general practice in South Bend, he became interested in local politics and, in 1936, was elected for two terms as the Saint Joseph County Coroner. During this depression era Dr. Grillo generously performed many surgeries and made many house calls without compensation. When some of the local mutual aid societies needed a doctor to perform examinations, Dr. Grillo was the front runner to perform any required medical examinations free of charge.

Dr. Grillo continued his education and did his post-graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in colon and rectal surgery, but World War II temporarily halted his growing practice. Dr. Grillo served during the war in the armed services as a Captain in the Medical Corps. When he was honorably discharged in 1945, he had attained the rank of Major and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service to his country.

After the war he returned to his South Bend practice where he began to specialize in diseases of the rectum and colon. He also continued in his service to the community.

Dr. Grillo was on staff at both Saint Joseph and Memorial Hospitals in South Bend. He also treated patients at Saint Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka.

He served on various committees at Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, and was the president of the medical staff. He served on the lay advisory board for 18 years and was instrumental in attaining federal funds for a building for the nursing school. Dr. Grillo served for 12 years on the board of directors of the South Bend Medical Foundation, and was a member of the Saint Joseph County Cancer Society.

Realizing a need for a support group, Dr. Grillo founded the Ostomy Club of Saint Joseph County, an affiliate of the national organization.

Dr. Grillo was an active member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Society, Saint Joseph County Medical Association and was a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Donald Grillo was an exceptional physician and surgeon. He was charitable, compassionate and an outstanding civic leader. Dr. Grillo was a great humanitarian, who dedicated his life to the service of others. He will be missed not only by his family but also by the local Italian-American community that loved him.

Memorial services for Dr. Grillo will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph County Ostomy Club, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Hospice of Saint Joseph County, Christ Child Society or to Sacred Heart Church.

The 'Hickey Funeral Homes' is serving the family of Dr. Grillo.

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Name

South Bend Tribune (IN) - Thursday, March 19, 1998

Deceased Name: Dr. Donald Grillo

Jan. 20, 1905 - March 14, 1998

GRANGER - Dr. Donald Grillo, 93, of Covington Parkway, Granger, Ind., a South Bend, Ind., physician for 45 years, died after an exten-ded illness at 2:20 a.m. on Saturday mor-ning, March 14, in Saint Joseph Medi-cal Center.

Dr. Grillo was born in Joliet, Ind., Jan. 20, 1905, to the late Thomas and Maria (Grande) Grillo. In 1907 his family moved to Gary, Ind., where he attended elementary and high school.

On July 28, 1984, he married the former Virginia T. Kapsa, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Donald George Grillo of Indianapolis, Ind., Eugene E. Grillo of Fort Wayne, Ind., and James R. Grillo of Clayton, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Dianne Kapsa Horvath of South Bend and Judith Kapsa Lawrence of Crown Point, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. S. Philip Grillo of Belleville, Mich., and Frank Grillo of Merrillville, Ind.; and by two sisters, Mrs. Lena Matteo of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Jean Kelly of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Sam Grillo, D.D.S., of South Bend and Dr. Angelo Grillo, D.D.S., of Gary, Ind.; and by a sister, Mrs. Mary Pin of Gary.

Dr. Grillo graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1929 where he served as the president of his class. He moved to South Bend in 1930 and began his internship at Saint Joseph Hospital of South Bend.

After establishing his general practice in South Bend, he became interested in local politics and, in 1936, was elected for two terms as the Saint Joseph County Coroner. During this depression era Dr. Grillo generously performed many surgeries and made many house calls without compensation. When some of the local mutual aid societies needed a doctor to perform examinations, Dr. Grillo was the front runner to perform any required medical examinations free of charge.

Dr. Grillo continued his education and did his post-graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in colon and rectal surgery, but World War II temporarily halted his growing practice. Dr. Grillo served during the war in the armed services as a Captain in the Medical Corps. When he was honorably discharged in 1945, he had attained the rank of Major and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service to his country.

After the war he returned to his South Bend practice where he began to specialize in diseases of the rectum and colon. He also continued in his service to the community.

Dr. Grillo was on staff at both Saint Joseph and Memorial Hospitals in South Bend. He also treated patients at Saint Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka.

He served on various committees at Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, and was the president of the medical staff. He served on the lay advisory board for 18 years and was instrumental in attaining federal funds for a building for the nursing school. Dr. Grillo served for 12 years on the board of directors of the South Bend Medical Foundation, and was a member of the Saint Joseph County Cancer Society.

Realizing a need for a support group, Dr. Grillo founded the Ostomy Club of Saint Joseph County, an affiliate of the national organization.

Dr. Grillo was an active member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Society, Saint Joseph County Medical Association and was a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Donald Grillo was an exceptional physician and surgeon. He was charitable, compassionate and an outstanding civic leader. Dr. Grillo was a great humanitarian, who dedicated his life to the service of others. He will be missed not only by his family but also by the local Italian-American community that loved him.

Memorial services for Dr. Grillo will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph County Ostomy Club, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Hospice of Saint Joseph County, Christ Child Society or to Sacred Heart Church.

The 'Hickey Funeral Homes' is serving the family of Dr. Grillo.

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Death

South Bend Tribune (IN) - Thursday, March 19, 1998

Deceased Name: Dr. Donald Grillo

Jan. 20, 1905 - March 14, 1998

GRANGER - Dr. Donald Grillo, 93, of Covington Parkway, Granger, Ind., a South Bend, Ind., physician for 45 years, died after an exten-ded illness at 2:20 a.m. on Saturday mor-ning, March 14, in Saint Joseph Medi-cal Center.

Dr. Grillo was born in Joliet, Ind., Jan. 20, 1905, to the late Thomas and Maria (Grande) Grillo. In 1907 his family moved to Gary, Ind., where he attended elementary and high school.

On July 28, 1984, he married the former Virginia T. Kapsa, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Donald George Grillo of Indianapolis, Ind., Eugene E. Grillo of Fort Wayne, Ind., and James R. Grillo of Clayton, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Dianne Kapsa Horvath of South Bend and Judith Kapsa Lawrence of Crown Point, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. S. Philip Grillo of Belleville, Mich., and Frank Grillo of Merrillville, Ind.; and by two sisters, Mrs. Lena Matteo of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Jean Kelly of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Sam Grillo, D.D.S., of South Bend and Dr. Angelo Grillo, D.D.S., of Gary, Ind.; and by a sister, Mrs. Mary Pin of Gary.

Dr. Grillo graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1929 where he served as the president of his class. He moved to South Bend in 1930 and began his internship at Saint Joseph Hospital of South Bend.

After establishing his general practice in South Bend, he became interested in local politics and, in 1936, was elected for two terms as the Saint Joseph County Coroner. During this depression era Dr. Grillo generously performed many surgeries and made many house calls without compensation. When some of the local mutual aid societies needed a doctor to perform examinations, Dr. Grillo was the front runner to perform any required medical examinations free of charge.

Dr. Grillo continued his education and did his post-graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in colon and rectal surgery, but World War II temporarily halted his growing practice. Dr. Grillo served during the war in the armed services as a Captain in the Medical Corps. When he was honorably discharged in 1945, he had attained the rank of Major and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service to his country.

After the war he returned to his South Bend practice where he began to specialize in diseases of the rectum and colon. He also continued in his service to the community.

Dr. Grillo was on staff at both Saint Joseph and Memorial Hospitals in South Bend. He also treated patients at Saint Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka.

He served on various committees at Saint Joseph Hospital, South Bend, and was the president of the medical staff. He served on the lay advisory board for 18 years and was instrumental in attaining federal funds for a building for the nursing school. Dr. Grillo served for 12 years on the board of directors of the South Bend Medical Foundation, and was a member of the Saint Joseph County Cancer Society.

Realizing a need for a support group, Dr. Grillo founded the Ostomy Club of Saint Joseph County, an affiliate of the national organization.

Dr. Grillo was an active member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Society, Saint Joseph County Medical Association and was a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Donald Grillo was an exceptional physician and surgeon. He was charitable, compassionate and an outstanding civic leader. Dr. Grillo was a great humanitarian, who dedicated his life to the service of others. He will be missed not only by his family but also by the local Italian-American community that loved him.

Memorial services for Dr. Grillo will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph County Ostomy Club, Saint Joseph Medical Center, Hospice of Saint Joseph County, Christ Child Society or to Sacred Heart Church.

The 'Hickey Funeral Homes' is serving the family of Dr. Grillo.

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