Joseph "Joe" E. Grish Posted: 2017-10-12 11:22:43


Joseph “Joe” E. Grish, 58 of Elgin, passed away on Tuesday evening, October 10, 2017 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington following a lengthy illness.

He was born June 17, 1959 in Chicago, the son of Raymond and Cecilia A. (Parkinson) Grish, Sr. He grew up in Chicago and lived there until 1980 when he moved to Des Plaines. He owned and operated Conrad & Sons Supply for many years. In 1989 he moved to Elgin. He loved his grandchildren and his family, enjoyed fishing and his annual trips to Canada. He was known as an accomplished handyman and could fix anything. He also had a very sarcastic sense of humor.

Joe is survived by his children, Robin (Joachim) Haberkost of Huntley, Johnathan Grish of Elgin, Michelle (Donald) Grish-Gibson of Indianapolis and Loryn (Quintin) Taylor of Tampa, Florida, his grandchildren, Jon, Madison, Ty, Olivia and Jaxson, his brothers, Raymond Grish, Jr., James (Elizabeth) Grish, Fredrick Grish, Robert (Lori) Grish and Timothy Grish, his sister, Theresa Heneghan and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth. A special thank you to his loyal employees, Gail and Joey.

Visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. and the family will greet friends an hour prior at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 115 N. Spring Street, Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Imerman Angels at For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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Jerry and Val 2017-10-12 18:21:27

Bob, Lori, and Bobby, So sorry to read you lost your brother. Condolences to you and your family.

Dianne Perry 2017-10-12 18:52:38

Robin, may your father rest in peace. My prayers and sympathies to you.

Kent 2017-10-12 21:10:07

Robert , Lori and Bob - My condolences to you and your family on your loss . Prayers to your family.

Cris 2017-10-12 21:12:46

I am terribly sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Thank you for the laughs and kind words Joe.

Tom and Nancy 2017-10-12 21:57:48

So sorry to hear about your loss Bob, Lori and Bobby. Your family are in our prayers!

Sarah C 2017-10-12 23:29:17

John and family; You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. I will continue to pray for your family. Always remember to honor his memory through the love you give. God bless you all.

Lynda Jrab (Sehr) 2017-10-13 02:30:31

My sympathies to Joe's entire family. Including all his loved ones from the past. Hearts are broken but pain and suffering is no longer. Imagine the party in the Heavens. Much love to all.

Patricia collier (PJ) 2017-10-13 06:46:40

I'm so sorry for you family's loss.I met your dad only twice but his personality was so endearing, i loved his sense of humor whenever you talked about him it brought a smile to me as it did for you. Peace has come for him, may it soon come and fill your heart .

Nancy Sowa Akers 2017-10-13 07:55:09

Bobby...I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Our condolences to your entire family.

Schultz family 2017-10-13 14:25:51

Our condolences to the entire Grish family childhood friends and I'll never forget the fun we all had together God bless us all he will be missed

Tim Doyle 2017-10-13 16:18:29

To my classmates family, I and mom(one of joes teachers) send our greatest sympathy and condolences.

Susan Baird Grish 2017-10-14 10:03:53

I am truly sorry for your loss.

David and Thomas Walach 2017-10-14 17:17:27

My brother and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire family and especially brother, Jim who along with Joe, we have known for many decades through our business with Conrad and Son.

Joanie & Karl Kane 2017-10-14 17:50:16

We are so sorry to hear about Joey. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Grish Family.

Fran and Mary Kate McCormack 2017-10-15 08:38:00

We loved knowing Joe. We are so sorry for your great loss. We loved that sense of humor and we noticed how much he loved his children! Peanut's fishing lure in the ER with Joe made a positive impression!

Neal & Ceile Germaine 2017-10-15 12:01:33

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Joe was a good friend and colleague and will be missed.