Joseph A. “Maddy” Griesbaum, 85, of Albion, formerly of Edinboro, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Manor. He was born and raised in Erie on December 22, 1933, the son of Joseph and Mildred (Schroll) Griesbaum.
Joseph attended Cathedral Prep before joining the Marine Corps, serving state-side during the Korean War. He held various jobs after serving in the military, including Jay's Auto Wrecking. He retired from there after 50 years.
Joe enjoyed polka music and blue grass. He played piano, organ, keyboard, accordion and dobro, all by ear. He loved to play and sing at many jam sessions held over the years. He also enjoyed watching his daughters play bass, banjo or sing.
Going out to dinner at local diners, the many friends he made at the Barnett Building and Albion Senior Center, and especially his Wii bowling crew, were highlights for Joe.
Besides his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Joann Wolfram; son-in-law, Ronald Kramer; grandson, Andrew Wolfram; and great grandson, Thomas Dimon, Jr.
He is survived by 6 daughters, Ketti Kramer, Jody (Bill) Roberts, Dani (Tony) Romanski, Lisa (Mark) Schlosser, LeAnn (Craig) Sholtis, and Sharmon Beers (Mike Seley); 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by 4 sisters, Audrey Farrell, of Arizona, Peg Wildman, of Harborcreek, Roberta Petri, of Fairview and Diane Susol, of East Springfield; as well as a very special lady, Ms. Betty King.
A special “thank you” to the staff of Unit C at Pleasant Ridge Manor, especially Kelly, Mary, Mary K. and Kathy. You were wonderful and are worth your weight in gold. Dad loved you guys!
No calling hours will be observed.
The Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Edinboro is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Albion Senior Center, 9 Academy Street, Albion, PA 16401 or Pleasant Ridge Friends Forever Fund, 8300 West Ridge Road, Girard, PA 16417. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.