Jon P. Gronquist, 70, of 427 S. Main St., Jamestown passed away Jan. 10, 2013, at UPMC Hamot.
He was born March 17, 1942, in Jamestown, the son of the late Fenton and Evelyn Lindquist Gronquist and Katherine SanFilippo Gronquist Hoyt, who raised him.
A Jamestown resident all of his life, Jon graduated from Jamestown High School in 1960, and was currently employed at Pro-ducto Machine, Ring Division, where he worked for 48 years. He also was a member at South Hills Country Club, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and the Viking Lodge. He was a former member of First Lutheran Church.
Jon lived life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved the game of golf and played throughout his life. He started as a caddy at age 11 and had several holes- in-one. A highlight for him was caddying for Arnold Palmer at Moonbrook Country Club during an exhibition match in 1959. He also played in many Italian-American charity golf tournaments and enjoyed playing softball, bowling and basketball in earlier years.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diana Moline Gronquist, whom he married on May 4, 1963, in First Lutheran Church; daughter, Sheila (Allen) Myers, and son, Patrick "PJ" (Victoria) Gronquist, both of Jamestown; three grandchildren, Adrienne (Parker) Mitchell of Nevada, Christopher Myers of Alexandria, Va., and Tris-tan Myers of Jamestown; a one great-granddaughter, Penelope Mitchell of Nevada; and a sister, Kathie Bellucci of Gainesville, Fla.
Besides his parents, Jon was preceded in death by a sister, Blenda Pettibone; and two brothers: Wesley and Roger Gronquist.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Chapel of First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel Nagle, pastor at First Lutheran, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Jamestown High School class of 1960 Scholarship Fund, c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701 or Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fair-mount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; WCA Hospital Foundation, earmarked for ICU equipment, P.O. Box 840, Jamestown, NY 14702; or a charity of choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Jon at www.lindfuneralhome.com.