SHAMOKIN — Troy Mitchell Grinaway, 27, of 413 E. Spurzheim St., was born Thursday, Dec. 23, 1993, in Sunbury, and became a heavenly angel entering into God’s paradise Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

Growing up, you would find Troy in one of three places — the Rock Street pool, the Shamokin Street playground, or up on Bunker Hill. He was the go-to kid, always looking to get a game started, no matter the sport. He really was a great kid, always respected by others.

He was always involved in sports, with baseball being his first love. He played for Mother Cabrini and then started four years of varsity baseball for Shamokin. He also started two years on the Shamokin/Mount Carmel Legion baseball team. In high school, he was on the Shamokin swim team where he excelled in the butterfly stroke.

Troy is a 2012 graduate of Shamokin Area High School. He then attended Mansfield University and Bloomsburg University.

His favorite teams were the Titans, the Phillies, the 76ers and Notre Dame. He really enjoyed being a part of the fantasy football and baseball leagues.

He was a huge Beatles fan.

Troy loved to cook, hang out with his dad, watch sports and help take care of his Uncle Johnny, which he had been doing since he was 5 years old. He also loved playing video games with his nephews, who adored their “Uncle Rozzo.” He would always look forward to our annual family beach vacations, boogie boarding, digging gigantic holes in the sand and spending hours in the game room on the boardwalk. His family was everything to him, it was his world.

Troy had many roles in his short time here on Earth. He was a loyal friend, a great son, a loving grandson, a caring nephew, the best brother and an awesome uncle. He was blessed with a heart of gold. It was like no other. He has touched so many lives. No matter what was happening in his own life, he would always go out of his way to make sure everyone else was OK and taken care of. That’s just who he was.

Troy’s memory will live on through his father, Scott Grinaway; his sisters, Autumn Keer, Katlyn Grinaway and Megan Grinaway; his maternal grandfather, John Young Sr. and Ruth Grego; his paternal grandmother, Margaret Grinaway; his uncles, Todd Grinaway, Jeff Grinaway and his wife, April, and John Young Jr.; his aunt, Nancy Kramer and her husband, Brian; his nephews, Giovanni Martinez, Rylan Temple, Makai Temple and Teo Temple; and his cousins that loved him so very much.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald Grinaway (“Poppy”); his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Young (“Nanny”); and his loving mother, Marie Young. He was her only son.

We love you, Rozz. Take good care of Mom.

GRINAWAY — Troy Mitchell Grinaway, 27, of 413 E. Spurzheim St., Shamokin. Family and friends are welcome to come celebrate his life at noon Saturday at the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with the the Rev. David Butler officiating. The family would like to thank Leonard J. Lucas for assisting us with making all the arrangements.

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