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Germain Gabriel Grisez

September 30, 1929 February 1, 2018
Germain Gabriel Grisez
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Obituary for Germain Gabriel Grisez

Germain Gabriel Grisez, age 88, of Oxford, PA, died at his home on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Born September 30, 1929, in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late William John and Mary Lindesmith Grisez. He was the husband of Jeannette Grisez, who died in February 2005.
Professor Grisez’s undergraduate studies were at John Carroll University, Cleveland, and he received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. He taught at Georgetown University; at Campion College, Saskatchewan, Canada; and for thirty years at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, as the Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn Professor of Christian Ethics.
He wrote many books and articles throughout his teaching career, and these are his legacy. His work has helped shaped the thinking of ethicists, legal theorists, and theologians, and remains influential especially in the Roman Catholic Church. He has kept in contact with associates around the world, and colleagues have organized conferences devoted to his thought. A compilation of his numerous works can be found on his website,
He and his wife enjoyed travelling and hiking at many state and national parks. Surviving, are three sons, Thomas Grisez of Annapolis, James Grisez and wife Dee of Seattle, WA, and Paul and Linda Grisez of Oxford; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a son, Joseph Grisez, in 1980; granddaughter, Michelle Grisez, in 1984; and eight siblings.
The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD, on Sunday, February 4, from 1 to 5 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Shrine Roman Catholic Church, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. Father Peter Ryan, S.J., and Father Collin Poston will be the concelebrants. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
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1:00 PM 2/4/2018 1:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2/4/2018 5:00:00 PM
Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro

404 S. Main St.
Woodsboro, MD 21798

Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro
404 S. Main St. Woodsboro 21798 MD





11:00 AM 2/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Anthony Shrine Catholic Church

16150 St. Anthony Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

St. Anthony Shrine Catholic Church
16150 St. Anthony Rd. Emmitsburg 21727 MD
United States

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St. Anthony's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Emmitsburg 21727 MD
United States

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