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William Grassmyer



William Charles "Grassy" Grassmyer passed away in Yakima, Wash., on July 21, 2012 at the age of 68.

He was born in Lewiston, Penn., to Pearl (Rothrock) and Clark W. Grassmyer on Dec. 17, 1943. After graduating from high school, Grassy joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma. While training in Yakima he met Joyce Sullens at a roller rink and the couple married March 7, 1964. The couple moved back to Pennsylvania and had their first son, Rick, and later returned to Yakima where their second son Mark was born.

In the early 1970s the Grassmyers moved to Centerville. Mr. Grassmyer worked at the Army Depot in Hermiston then at the aluminum plant, retiring from there in...

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