Darryl Kent Grusendorf Jr.

Darryl Kent Grusendorf Jr.

Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 30 Oct 1979 (aged 17)
Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Christus Mall South Row 62 Space 12
Memorial ID 20257632 View Source

Darryl was born February 1, 1962, in Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas, the only child born to Kent and Nancy Ellen (Todd) Grusendorf.

The family lived in Grand Prairie until late 1962, when they moved to Arlington, Tarrant County.

In 1965, the family moved to Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where Darryl attended public school from grades K through 3. Darryl was a member of Parma Baptist Church and the Cub Scouts of America.

Darryl and his parents returned to Arlington, in 1970, where he attended public schools, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the time of his death, was a senior honor student at Arlington's Bowie High School. He was a member of the school band and member of the school debate team. He was also a computer technician at Arlington National Bank.

Darryl passed away at Arlington Community Hospital, on October 30, 1979, at the age of 17.

A Special Love

My son, so kind, so strong, so gentle,
Your love always revealing,
The sweet and trusting one you were,
Attuned to others' feelings.
A friend to all who cared to share,
Your warm and playful smile,
You added joy to life each day,
Endearing, all the while.

A bright and caring lad were you,
When you took your leave,
From loving and devoted arms,
Leaving me to grieve.
Why must it be that you must go,
So much you had to give,
This world that needs your special love,
If only you had lived.

A rare and precious jewel were you,
Loaned me to be cherished.
You were my bright and shining star,
And are now, though you perished;
My love for you will never wan,
Though moments slip to years.
You will remain my gift from God,
Despite my hurt and tears.

My everlasting love for you,
Will never fade away,
But will remain forever true,
Until my passing day.
Till then, your special love lives on,
Through those with whom you shared,
A better life than e'er before,
A life of love and care.

Your Mom

Darryl was the grandson of Randall Woodrow Todd (Find A Grave Memorial# 17020026) and Edna Thelma (Dodge) Todd (Find A Grave Memorial# 17020198).