George Allen Grillo
George Allen Grillo
  • October 8, 1932 - February 23, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A graveside service for George Allen Grillo, 84, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Visitation will follow the Rosary at the funeral home until 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Grillo passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2017. He was born on October 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Carmelo “Carl” Grillo and Emily Pontiere Grillo. He graduated from Ocean City High School in 1951 and served as a Tech Sergeant in the United States Air Force.

He married the love of his life, Geraldine Amici at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, N.J. on September 17, 1960. Together they had five boys and moved to South Carolina in 1967, where George took over his brother’s garage business, Garages and Aluminum Company of Columbia, which he successfully ran for over twenty-five years.

George was a devout Catholic, a passionate cook and an avid Carolina Gamecock fan.

In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine and son, Stephen. He is survived by his sons, Carl, Mark, Henry, David and his wife, Cheryl and grandchildren, Harper and Hadley; his daughter-in-law, Laura Grillo, grandchildren, Dylan and Tiffany, and great-grandchildren, Saylor, Griffen, and Emmalyn Rose.

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