Belmont, NY - Mortimer A. “Mort” Grisewood, Jr., age 86, of Maple Street passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Olean General Hospital. He was born on July 20, 1931 in Belmont to Mortimer and Marion Rulison Grisewood. On January 28, 1956 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church he married Margaret “Jo” Hosley who predeceased him on January 17, 1994.
Mort was a lifelong resident of Belmont who graduated from Belmont Central High School. In 1950 he joined the US Navy serving, during the Korean Conflict, until 1954. Returning to Belmont after his service, Mort began working at the former Friendship Foundry until starting his career as a machinist at Worthington Corporation. He retired from Dresser Rand in 1993 after 38 years of service. Mort was a member of the Holy Family Church of Belmont, Moose Lodge # 601 of Wellsville, I.A.M. local 1580 of Wellsville, life member of the Belmont Fire Department, the former Belmont Conservation Club, the 40 and 8, and Life Member of the American Legion Post#808 of Belmont, where he was a Past Commander. Mort enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, euchre, current events, reading two newspapers a day, and watching the wildlife around his home, especially the birds. Mort will be remembered as an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables who enjoyed being with his family and sharing a meal.
Survivors include his 3 daughters, Mary Janet (David) Robbins of Caty, TX., Frances (Kevin) Young of Belmont, and Kathleen Grisewood of Belmont; 3 sons, John (Rebecca) Grisewood of Olean, Daniel Grisewood of Olean, and Anthony Grisewood of Wellsville; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren; a brother in law (Donald (Marilyn) Hosley of Adams; several nieces and nephews.
Mort was predeceased by his 4 younger siblings: his brothers, Robert, Thomas, and Donald Grisewood; his sister, Virginia Flippen.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. On Friday there will be a prayer service at 10:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Catholic Church of Belmont. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery and memorial wishes may be made to the Amity Rescue Squad, or to the American Cancer Society, or to the Kidney Foundation. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.