John W. Grill Sr. Firefighter

July 18, 1992

Services for John W. Grill Sr., who retired as a pump operator for the Baltimore City Fire Department in 1977, will begin at 10 a.m. today at the A. Alan Seitz Funeral Home, 3818 Roland Ave.

Mr. Grill, who was 72 and lived on Roland Avenue in Hamden, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke.

He retired in 1977 from Engine 15 in downtown Baltimore and also had served with Engine 25 at Gold and McCulloh streets and Engine 45 on Cross Country Boulevard.

The Baltimore native was educated in the public schools and served in the Navy as an electrician's mate on a destroyer escort during World War II.

Fond of golf, he played at local public courses and made a hole in one on the 11th hole of the Mount Pleasant Golf Course in 1984.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret C. Zink; two sons, John W. Grill Jr. of Upperco and James Grill Sr. of Catonsville; two daughters, Margaret Hofmann and Laura Shanks, both of Baltimore; a brother, Ernest Grill of Baltimore; two sisters, Beulah Brown of Timonium and Evelyn Dalmaso of Parkville; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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