Tony Grubish

Tony Grubish

November 01, 1917 - December 02, 2010

Tony Grubish

November 01, 1917 - December 02, 2010


Tony Grubish Grubisich, 93, of Lake Forest, died December 2, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Albia, Iowa where he grew up on his family farm. At the early age of 18 he headed for the big city of Chicago. After serving in WWII, Tony returned to Chicago where he met and married his beautiful wife Anne. He and Anne moved with their children Janice and Jack to Orange County in 1957. He loved being away from the cold weather and easily settled into life in Southern California. Tony was Vice President and General Manager of Wonder Bowl Corp., owned ‘Tony’s’ restaurant and lounge at Wilshire and Westwood, and started one of the first rental car agencies in the area. After retirement Tony spent 27 rewarding years working side-by-side with his son, Jack, at McJack’s Corvettes. At 93, Tony was still proudly ‘on the job’! An avid fan of the WWE, Tony kept his family updated on all of the latest wrestling news. He had a great sense of humor and his timing was always, right on! Tony loved to tease, always with a twinkle in his eyes. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne and is survived by his daughter, Janice; son, Jack; sister, Mary Mortensen; grandchildren, Annette, Janniffer, Antony, Matthew and many close family and friends.

Vigil and Rosary 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 followed by visitation until 9:00 PM at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary.

Funeral Mass is at 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church in Lake Forest. Interment will be held at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association,

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23 responses to Tony Grubish

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  1. As a friend to Janniffer for several years I have had the opportunity to meet Tony on several occasions, most notably seeing him climb out of the Corvette Limo was a definite hi-light. Also seeing Janniffer’s face light up every time the Cafe’ would serve spaghetti so she could take Tony his “Favorite” sauce was a joy.
    Janniffer, my condolences to you, your family and your loved ones, I feel it was a privilege to have met Tony.

  2. Hello Family ~
    Nothing but great memories of Uncle Tony – always the best at making everyone feel welcome. His wit and humor and love of family seem to stay in my mind the most. I’m grateful we all had the chance to get together in November for the family gathering, laughs, and sharing memories. I’m sure Aunt ‘Annie’ and Uncle Tony are happy to be together again. They’ll be watching over everyone with a smile and hearts filled with pride.

  3. Matti & Kay says:

    Jan, We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We almost feel as if we knew him, through the memories and stories that you and Judy have shared with us. Please know that our hearts go out to you and your family.

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