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Mary A. (Terry) Grandle

December 24, 1925 ~ December 16, 2018 (age 92)

Mary A. (Terry) Grandle, 92 of Sarasota, FL passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. 

She was born in Janesville, WI on Christmas Eve in 1925 to Russell and Emma (Wistrom/Sorenson) Terry and married Raymond W. Grandle in Rockford, IL on September 22, 1946.   

Mary spent over 50 years in the broadcast industry as a Bookkeeper for several media companies in the Midwest before retiring to Longboat Key, FL in 1977.

While in Sarasota she used her bookkeeping skills to become an active Volunteer & Life Member of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She was also a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church and an avid bridge and tennis player taking time out only to travel with her husband and family. 

Survivors include her loving husband of 72 years, Raymond W. Grandle, her daughter Ruth Grandle, brothers John (Jutta) Terry & Kenneth (Grace) Terry, 1 sister Virginia (Terry) Deyer, 2 grandsons, 3 great-grandchildren and 26 nieces & nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her parents, 2 sisters, Margaret Terry, Jane (Terry) Shumway and 1 brother, Martin Terry  

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 104 So. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL on Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 3pm.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson’s Research (





Donations may be made to:

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York NY 10163-4777
Tel: 1-800-708-7644

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