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Donald J. Griak Sr.
August 20, 1940 - February 16, 2023

Donald  J. Griak Sr.

Donald J. Griak Sr.
Aug 20, 1940 - Feb 16, 2023

Donald  J. Griak Sr.
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Donald J. Griak Sr., age 82, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2023. Don was born to the late Frank and Mary Griak in Barnesboro, PA on August 20, 1940. Donald enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers games and Nascar in his down time. He didn't have much down time because he liked to stay busy. Whether it be working in the yard or being meticulous about cars, he always seemed to be moving. Donald was greeted in heaven by his late son Dennis Griak, siblings; Antoinette (George) Hessler, Connie Griak and David Griak, his parents and his in laws; Joseph and Dolores Kruk, Patricia Kruk, Michael (Diane) Kruk, Geraldine Kruk and Diane Kruk. To cherish his memory, he leaves his loving wife of 55 years Kathleen Griak, children; Donald Griak Jr. and Deanna (Chad) Bender, sister in law Diane Griak, brother in laws; Timothy Kruk, Richard Kruk and Butch (Elise) Kruk and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Donald's family will accept visitors at Chas. Verheyden Inc. Shultz Chapel, 21705 Gratiot Ave. Eastpointe, on Sunday, February 26 from 3-8 pm with rosary at 7 pm. He will lie in state at St. Basil Catholic Church of Eastpointe on Monday, February 27 at 9:30 am with the mass at 10 am. Entombment at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.


Bob Weathers and the Weathers Family on Feb 26, 2023

Don was the most helpful and wonderful neighbor to my Mother and my children. His smile and laughter will be missed.

Kristin Rich on Feb 20, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss. Please did comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering. We send our love to your entire family.
Kristin and Brad Rich

Earl "the Pearl" Dommer on Feb 17, 2023

Don loved cars and painted my pride and joy '64 Chevy Impala for me way back in 1970. He did an outstanding job. He was so excited for me to see it. It looked really good but .... I never had the heart to tell him that he painted it the wrong color. So Donnie, now you know my friend. Catch you later!



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21705 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe , MI, United States 48021
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With Rosary at 7pm


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22851 Lexington Avenue
Eastpointe , MI, United States 48021
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