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Mary L. Gruber

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Mary L. Gruber

Mary Louise Gruber, 91, of Bay Village, Cuyahoga County is a veteran of service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Throughout her life she has been an active volunteer for veterans and civic causes. Initially she facilitated programs and revenues for arts and crafts groups and bound books as a school volunteer. Among other efforts, she raises funds for the Cleveland VA Hospital and for college scholarships through a local club. Mary has held numerous officer positions in her local Marine Corps League, including Commandant, as well as several state and local positions in the league’s subsidiary organization the Devil Dogs. She was an organizer of the first Women Marines Association chapter in Cleveland, has held every chapter office and remains active. Mary has volunteered at the Cleveland VA hospital for 32 years and with Toys for Tots for 42 years. Her work has earned Mary numerous awards, including the Marine Corps League Distinguished Service Award and the Legion of Honor Award presented by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains.