Karl M. Grow, 67, passed away peacefully Dec. 27. 2019 with his family by his side. Karl was born in Fulton, New York, graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School and Cortland State University.
He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. He has lived with his family in Ohio since 1981 and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years.
Karl is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandi (Bailey) and son, Jeff of NYC.; brothers, Kurt (Carol) of Colorado, Kevin (Vicki), and Kristopher (Lori) both of NY; sisters, Kristin (Jim) DeCare, Karla Hall, Karyn Grow all of NY., and several nieces and nephews.
Karl enjoyed sports, traveling and the outdoors. His travels took him to all 50 states in the US including one of his favorite locations — the Grand Canyon.
He is preceded in death by his father, Merlin, and mother, Martha Grow.
His family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice and the staff at Rose Lane Nursing Facility for their care. His wife and son also wish to acknowledge the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration for their guidance over these past years.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW North Canton, Ohio 44720 from 5-7 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Linda Bradley officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration at theaftd.org or mail to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, 2700 Horizon Dr., Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA, 19406.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. Additional calling hours will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave., NW North Canton, Ohio, 44720.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences: www.reedfuneralhome