In Memory

Bill Grossmiller

Bill Grossmiller, of our class of 1971, suddenly passed away on Wed., June 10, 2014. As soon as more info is available, I'll provide an update to this posting to share with all of you. Deepest sympathy to his wife, Bobbie and family. Peace, Teresa Faw Grimes

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06/12/14 04:21 PM #1    

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Here is a link to Bill's obituary with a notice about memorial service on Monday, June 16 at Faith Community Church in Gambrills, MD.


Obituary Notice



06/12/14 04:24 PM #2    

Michael Parvis

Bill Grossmiller a great classmate, person and friend. We crossed passed many times in the last 30 years in the Bowie/Crofton area playing sports and getting together with friends. Bill never had a bad word to say about anyone and was always willing to particiapte in our golf get togethers. He loved his family, his friends and sports. Bill was a devout Christian and used to go to Mount Oak and then the MACC,  Somehow it does not seem possible that we will never see Bill again, it is very sad..Bill Grossmiller will be truely missed.


06/13/14 02:53 PM #3    

Jimmy Epps

It is shocking to me to hear of the sudden passing of Billy Grossmiller.  He was a good person and and it's a shame that he's's still hard to even believe.  I would see Billy once a year at the golf benefit tournaments and we would do a quick catch-up about what each of us was doing.

I do want to share a story about Billy one of the early tournaments, it is hard to believe but I had actually played pretty well for me.  Chaz White caught wind of this and set-up a little after tournament match with him and me against Billy and Lance Neale.  It was for $100 a piece.  Chaz did not realize that I don't bet regularly and definitely don't play very well when I do.  We started the match and Billy and Lance just beat the living _ _ _ _ ouit of us.  They could do no wrong and Chaz and I were struggling.  Anyway, we get down to the last hole and Chaz tells me, "Believe it or not, we are still in this thing.  If we win this hole, we are tied."  What I did not know, was that Chaz had pressed them or double-downed them each hole or something.  We probably owed them each a grand if we lost the hole.  I could see Lance already starting to count the money and I just wanted to knock the s-eating grin off his face.  Billy on the other hand was as nice as he always is and I think just wanted to get it over with.  We ended up losing the hole and the match.  Chaz said it was the first time he had ever lost that many holes in a row.  We went into the bar and all of a sudden, Billy says," Hey, you guys buy us a couple of drinks and we'll call it even."  Chaz and I gladly paid the drink bill and that was it.  That is the type of person that Billy Grossmiller was.  Billy will be missed by many. 

06/14/14 03:19 AM #4    

Teresa Faw (Grimes)

*Expressions of condolences to Bill's wife, Bobbi, and family:

14307 Pleasant View Drive
Bowie, MD 20720-4810

*Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Bill's life on Monday, June 16, 2014 beginning at 2 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 1306 Riedel Rd., Gambrills, MD 21054 officiated by Lew Schrumm of Mid-Atlantic Community Church (MACC). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's honor to the MACC Building Fund. 

*Please view and sign the family's guestbook at:

See more at:


06/14/14 01:58 PM #5    

Teresa Faw (Grimes)

Bill was more than a classmate. Little did I know that our paths would soon cross after college, when Bill joined my brother, Rex Anthony (Tony) Faw, as Allstate business partners. During these past 34 years, living in the Bowie/Crofton, Md., community, I had the honor and privilege of seeing him and wife, Bobbi, and family. There are no words to describe this very sad news and impact of his passing on our families. Bill epitomized the true spirit of a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and colleague. His unparalleled kindness was only surpassed by his unyielding love for and support of Bobbi's health issues. In the most difficult of situations, Bill always remained positive, his gracious smile, calm demeanor and sense of humor never waivering. Always a gentleman, it is difficult to accept that he's no longer with us; however, his special spirit, loving heart and exemplary legacy will live on through his children, grandchildren, friends and colleagues. Like so many, I will deeply miss him. Peace to all. Rest in Paradise, Bill. 

Bill Grossmiller "Celebration of Life" Photo Gallery at:

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