Donald Jay Grassel, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 2019 surrounded by his family in Ocala, Florida. Donald was born in Manheim, Pennsylvania. He met his wife Linda in Boca Raton, FL. Donald lived a life that exemplified his name and in doing so left a legacy for all that knew and loved him. The doors to his home and his heart were always open. He will be remembered for his fighting and giving spirit, his inner strength, as well as his courage. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Anna Mae Grassel of PA. Donald is survived by his loving and caring wife of 48 years as well as his daughter Tammy Minimi (Benjamin C.), Eric Grassel (Jennifer), grandchildren Daniel Minimi, Aubriana Minimi, Ciera Grassel, Shianne Grassel, Russ Cormier, and his brothers Sonny Grassel & Rick Grassel, sisters Shirley Rich & Nancy Stott. A service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Palm Beach National Chapel, 10055 Heritage Farms Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33449 from 9:30-10:50am. Donald will be laid to rest at South Florida National Cemetery at 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449 at 11:00am with military honors rendered by the United States Army. Arrangements are being handled by both Roberts of Ocala Funerals and Palm Beach National Chapel of Lake Worth, FL.
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