Donald A. Gronas

February 1, 1964 - October 16, 2018
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Donald A. Gronas, age 54 of Lima, passed at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 1, 1964 in Lima, Ohio to Kalmon E. and Barbara Long Gronas, who survive in Indian Lake.

Donald was a U. S. Air Force Veteran,  a retired factory worker, and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson.  His greatest love was his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

Also surviving is a son – Caleb (Kassie) Gronas of Lima; 2 daughters – Chelsee Gronas of Columbus, Mississippi; Courtney Bailey of Lima; 8 grandchildren; a brother – Dennis (Becky) Gronas of Lima; 2 sisters – Diann (Kevin) Canavan of Lima; Denise (Jerry) Hall of Uniopolis.

He was preceded in death by a sister – Deborah Schoonover.

A memorial service will begin 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2018 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Chaplain Dick Coon will officiate and military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

Memorial contributions may be made to James Cancer Hospital for research.

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Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: February 1, 1964
Died: October 16, 2018

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Roger Smith posted on 10/24/18

Rest In Peace my friend. I have a lot of fond memories of our good times that we shared living next to each other at the dorm at Andrews AFB, the Summer Nationals at Englishtown NJ, catching up with each other again in ‘92 and then ‘08 in Ohio. Then we were able to reconnect on Facebook so we could share events in each other’s lives...many memories and one event that I didn’t want you to share, I’m gonna miss your humor, your pride in your family and just you! Until we meet again my friend rest easy.


Kaylin Daniels posted on 10/19/18

Your loss is heartfelt. Donald was a good person and loved his family. My prayers and blessings to you all. We will be thinking of you all. Part of the Daniels family. Kay,Helen,Samantha Daniels


Donna Stombaugh posted on 10/19/18

Caleb, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kassie & the kids that you get through this difficult time.


Steve Plumb posted on 10/19/18

Rest In Peace, my old friend. You will be missed.


Tracy Click posted on 10/18/18

Tracy will miss you R.I.P


Karen Click posted on 10/18/18

You will be miss greatly we loved your sense of humor R.I.P. Donnie


Montes Family posted on 10/18/18

I am very sorry Chelsee for your lost, I know the love you felt for your father, at least you could share those two last weeks with him, now he will stay in paradise next to God, blessings.


Sara posted on 10/18/18

I’ve only heard amazing things from Chelsee. You were her everything! My prayers go to her and your family.


Heather Baldwin & Family posted on 10/18/18

So sorry for your loss!! He was such a great man


Angie Jackson posted on 10/18/18



Angie Jackson posted on 10/18/18

RIP BUDDY! I will miss your great sense of humor and our consistent picking on each other.