Louis H. “Bud” Grieshop, Jr., 90, of San Antonio, FL died April 10, 2018 at home. He was born May 31, 1927 in Tampa and was a 1945 graduate of Jesuit High School. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps right after WWII, and again during the Korean War. Starting as a switchman, Bud retired after 32 years with GTE as a field supervisor. In retirement he earned his realty brokers license, as well as a barber’s license. He learned to paint, enjoyed beekeeping, and made wine from vineyards he’d planted himself. Louis went on to become a master crafter of dulcimers, bamboo whistles and Native-American flutes. He was also a member of the American Legion, and Florida Artist Blacksmith Association.
A life-long Catholic, he is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ann (neé Bozman), sons Bruce Grieshop of Navarre, Guy Grieshop of San Antonio, and daughter Cassandra Plazewski of San Antonio, as well as five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Marjo Barber of Odessa, and brothers Paul Grieshop of Lutz and Patrick Grieshop of Macon, GA. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Grieshop, and brother, Harold Grieshop.
Funeral Mass: St. Anthony Catholic Church, San Antonio on Sat., April 21 at 10:00 AM, with interment at St. Anthony Cemetery immediately afterward.
In lieu of flowers: Mass intentions will gratefully be accepted or donations may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Florida in St. Leo.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
32832 St. Anthony Way
San Antonio, FL 33576
Interment at St. Anthony Cemetery immediately to follow MassGet Directions
Bud was a regular at the Tampa Pioneers monthly meetings and annual luncheons He arrived with a smile on his face. I have sweet memories of his kindness and gentle demeanor. I will miss him.
Bud was the first GTE employee that I met when I walked into the West Side Exchange in West Tampa on August 28, 1958. He shook my hand and introduced me to the other employees. Over the following weeks, he trained me in my job as a” routine man”. I will always remembered his patience as I got past my jitters over the next few weeks.
He was a special man and a great employee.
Carmen and I have him and his family in our prayers.