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Ted "Gruby" Dryer

February 24, 1942 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 80)

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Obituary

Theodore R. “Gruby” Dryer, 80, formerly of Van Voorhis, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 2, 2022 at Penn Highlands Monongahela Valley Hospital.

He was born February 24, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a son of John H. and Margaret "Peg" C. Burns Dryer.

A veteran, Mr. Dryer served with the U.S. Marines at the beginning of the Vietnam war and was stationed in Okinawa and involved with the Laotian conflict.

He worked as a foreman for Patterson Construction in Monongahela for 30 years and was a member of the Laborers Union #286 in Brownsville.

Surviving are his children, Ted Dryer, Jr. (Kim) of Charleroi and Renee Dryer (Dave) of Kissimmee, Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, John W. Dryer of Finleyville, JoAnn Lindley (the late Ron) of Eighty Four, Cathy Dryer of Largo, Florida, Dennis “Blue” Dryer (Anna) of Van Voorhis and Lee Ann Bular (Walter) of Bentleyville; five step-children and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are his first wife, Shirley A. Lorenz Dryer; his second wife, Darlene Lenhart Dryer; brothers, Robert J. “Plum” Dryer and Donald Dryer.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022.

A procession will follow to Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora with graveside military honors by the American Legion Post 165, Bentleyville.

Memories and condolences can be shared at www.thompson-marodi.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 4, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, PA 15314

Visitation
Friday
March 4, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, PA 15314

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home
809 Main Street
Bentleyville, PA 15314

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
March 5, 2022

Mon Valley Memorial Park
49 Second Street
Donora, PA 15033

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