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

  1. Dear Jan and Family,
    After the loss of my mother in August, even though 96, I certainly share with you your sense of great loss. No matter how old, it’s never easy. He will be with you in your thoughts and dreams forever. All our love, Jeannine and June

  2. We are saddened that Uncle Tony has passed. But I know he had a good, long life and a wonderful family around him for support. I wish we could have lived closer as we didn’t get to see him very often. Our new grandson is “Jack Anthony,” so he will be a namesake and reminder of Uncle Tony.

  3. Dear Jan,
    Although we never met your father -your devition to him spoke in it’self of his stature. His heart truly knew the blessings of a caring, loving & sharing family. May his spirit know enlightment in God’ embrace.

  4. Our deepest sympathy

  5. I would like to extend over the miles my deepest sympathy for your loss of Tony. I’m Francine and Jerry Paskvan first cousin. One time about eight years ago while I was in California; I drove my Dad, Phil Paskvan, to spent the afternoon with Tony at his home in California. What a great visit they had talking about their home town of Albia Iowa and the memories of others. I’m sure they are enjoying meeting again and joining other family members and friends up there. What a great long live here on earth while now he rests in peace.

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