Richard C. Grodhaus
North Myrtle Beach — Richard C. Grodhaus, 66, formerly of Highlandtown, OH, passed away at his home in North Myrtle Beach on Friday, August 28, 2020 of an apparent heart attack.
Richard was born May 8, 1954 in East Liverpool, OH a son of the late Richard and Fannie Howell Grodhaus.
Richard graduated from Southern Local High School in 1972. Following graduation, he was employed by HK Porter Brick Yard, Roteck, Inc. and J and L Steel until his retirement. While at J and L Steel he was president of the USW International Union Local 1212 for many years. He was a member of the Barefoot Church in North Myrtle Beach and volunteered as a greeter.
Richard enjoyed living at the beach, walking the neighborhood, and chatting with everyone he met. He always had a smile on his face and was a friend to all. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State Buckeye fan. He loved visits from his family and friends where he entertained them with his cooking skills. He also enjoyed the family tradition of hunting on Thanksgiving morning with his Dad, brother and uncles. He especially loved to take everyone to the beach to gather shells and hunt for shark teeth.
Richard will be sadly missed by his wife, Shelly M. Grodhaus at home; four children, Tisha (Joe Kennedy) Harrison of Norwalk, OH, James (Susan) Evans of East Liverpool, Joe Biedron of Yardley, PA, Robert DuBois of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Sondra (Richard) Backus of Surfside, SC and Pat (Gary) Thomas of Salineville, OH; one brother, Denny Grodhaus of Lisbon, OH; six grandchildren who called him Papa, Seth, Adam, Evan, and Zack Harrison, Destiny and Devin Nichols. Richard was also blessed with four great grandchildren, Bailey, Nicholas Isaiah and Jackson Harrison; and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Homer and Hazel (Thomas) Grodhaus and maternal grandparents John and Goldie (Howell) Sayre and Arngie Howell.
At Richards request a celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Ohio at the Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home in Salineville, OH.