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. Alan says:

    Tony’s Granddaughter Janniffer is a wonderful friend and work colleague. Although Tony was a stranger to me, I still felt like I knew him from the stories and photos of his life she shared with me. I know much of the family were brought together in late October and I am sure that meant the world to him. He lived a wonderful life and I offer my deepest condolences to his loving family and friends.

    Requiescat in pace.

    Alan Roides

  2. Amy says:

    My condolences to your family during this time of grieving. My prayers go out to your entire family to help ease the pain of your loss.

    Sincerely, Amy Erin’s co-worker

  3. Brian Dunn says:

    Thank you for being so warm and welcoming. You will be extremely missed by all those whose lives have been fortunate enough to have felt your presence. I’ll miss ya “buddy” and I’ll “see ya ’round”.

  4. Grandpa Tony,

    Thank you for being the foundation of an amazing family. It is because of you that the wonderful Grubisich family is what it is today. I am proud to now be called a Grubisich, and to have known you over the last 5 years or so. You were and will always be very close to my heart. I eagerly await seeing you in Heaven and meeting your beautiful wife Anne. I love you so much!

    Erin Grubisich

  5. I’m just so sorry I never had the opportunity to meet you persoally. I can say that based on the incredible and loving person your granddaughter Janniffer is, you had to be something special. You were certainly loved and cherished by your family. May you rest in peace with the Lord as he welcomes you to Eternal Life.

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