Jules Emile Grosjean Jr.

December 19, 1927February 18, 2013

Born December 19, 1927 in Morristown, NJ, to the late Jules and Lucy (Burnett) Grosjean Sr., passed away February 18, 2013 at the age of 85. After graduating high school, Jules served in the US Navy on the tanker USS Honory for 4 years, then served as a Marine Reservist for 4 years. He was employed as an electrician for Morris County Park Commission in New Jersey, and retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of the local Lions and Rotary Club for several years. Jules passion was as a volunteer fireman with the Brookside, NJ Fire Department, where he served as chief for 4 years. Surviving to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Yrsa Joan Grosjean of Howell; children, Jules III and his wife Heather of S. Carolina, April Geil and her husband, Norman of Pennsylvania, Paul and his wife Tammy of Arizona; step-children, Jackie (Tom) Kniivila, Tim (Cher) DeLang of Michigan, Roland and Douglas Anspach of Arizona; sisters, Barabra Lyman of New Jersey and Marie Pelligrino of Nevada; as well as many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. According to Jules wishes the family will have a private memorial. For those desiring, contributions may be made to local fire departments in memory of Jules. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


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Tammy Travis

February 24, 2013

My memories of Jules were of interesting, fact filled conversations. He was a great story teller and I enjoyed those conversations very much. He enjoyed the warm weather days in which he would work in his gardens. He always maintained a beautiful yard. I'm very glad he had a chance to meet my son and more importantly that Gavin met Jules. He will be missed.

Casey Terwilliger

February 23, 2013

Deepest condolences to friends and family... Jules had smile and laugh that could enlighten anyone! he'll be missed

Laura Olson and Chari Smith

February 23, 2013

My Mom and I got to know Jules with the antiques business. He always enjoyed sharing knowledge and we always appreciated it. He was a furniture refinishing wizard as I recall and loved blue and white pottery. Always a gentle smile and sweetness about him. A true Gentleman beyond compare.
We were all blessed to know him!

Bruce Ellmann

February 21, 2013

Jules was an inspiration to many. He will be greatly missed.

Bruce Schmeal

February 21, 2013

April,Jules and Paul-
My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. He was the reason I became a member of Brookside Engine Company,he is the definition of a Volunteer Fireman.No words can assuage this grief but the memories and the knowledge of his goodness will carry you all thru

February 21, 2013

Jules was a great man...everyone who met him, loved him. The Grosjean family is in my thoughts and prayers...With love, Harley.

February 21, 2013

Dear JOAN AND Family
We are thinking of you and in our pray now and always. We have missed Jules for some time when we have visited Lansing.
Love, Ron and Diane Travis

Barbara Robshaw

February 20, 2013

To all the famiy. So sorry to read of "Uncle Sonny"s passing. We were neighbors like forever and he will be missed

February 20, 2013

Thoughts and, billie

Eleanor Lynch

February 19, 2013

Dear Joan, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Love, the Lynch Family