Eleanor H Grandzol

Eleanor H Grandzol, 98, originally from Philadelphia, died at St. John’s Lutheran Home on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Eleanor worked for the Navy as a civil servant for 32 years, the first five during WWII, then later, after marriage and children.  She retired in 1986.  After that, she volunteered at St William Church in Philadelphia, in many capacities.  She loved to sew, cook Polish food following her many family traditions, celebrate holidays and travel.  Her most treasured memory was meeting and shaking the hand of Pope (now saint) John Paul II in Rome.  She was married to Walter S Grandzol and had 4 children, Richard, Marie (Renner), Sue (Knell) and John. She had 15 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren.

She had family and friends here in Springfield and at St. John’s who showed her kindness and love.

Her funeral service will be held in Pennsylvania.

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