Joseph S. Gruse

March 6, 1954 - Feb. 16, 2019

Joseph S. Gruse, 64, Portage, died Saturday at home. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Joseph and Loretta (Galanick) Gruse. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Chris (Sherry) Gruse; two children: Ann Goughnour of Nanty Glo and Andrew of Portage; a granddaughter; and two brothers: David and Ronald Gruse. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home PC, Portage. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Wilmore, Father Joseph Nale, celebrant.