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Mark Grossman, 58, of Versailles passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born in Connersville on Aug. 21, 1958, son of Ray and Dorothy (Henneke) Grossman.
Mr. Grossman was a 1976 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. He was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and was a 26-year employee of GECOM in Greensburg, where he worked in line support.
Mark was an accomplished drummer who started playing when he was only 13. He had played with several area bands. Every year he attended the Trans Am Nationals in Dayton, Ohio, and this year he and his 1970 Firebird won the 30th anniversary Show & Shine award at the Southeastern Career Center's car show. He also enjoyed attending auctions and yard sales and showing his family his many "valuable finds."
He was married to Paula Whitaker on Oct. 31, 1986, and she survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Dorothy of Olympia, Washington; sons, Steven (Devin) Grossman of Madison, Whitaker (Kasey) Grossman of Dayton, Ohio, and Zach (Eva Grigsby)Grossman of Benham; grandson, Dalton Grossman; granddaughter, Ahlanie Grossman; brothers, Tony (Lisa) Grossman of Versailles, and Hap Clemons and Robert of Olympia, Washington.
He was preceded in death by his father and granddaughter, Annabella Montgomery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 3 at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funersl services begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 at the funeral home with Rev. Dick Burcham officiating.
Memorials may be given to Benham Cemetery, Hopewell Cemetery, or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.
Published on June 30, 2017
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