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John Allen Gritta

March 30, 1930 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

John Gritta Obituary

John Allan Gritta, 93, of Galveston, Texas, passed away on January 26,2024, in Asheville, NC. He was born on March 30,1930. John was a proud veteran of The US Air Force, where he was a pilot of the F-86 and served his country with honor and dedication. In his professional life, John was an aerospace engineer who played a pivotal role in developing the first space shuttles, leaving a lasting mark on the aerospace industry. Outside of his work, John had a variety of hobbies that brought him joy and fulfillment. He was an avid sailor, skier, scuba diver, and pilot. Additionally, he was known for his talents as a fine art sculptor and woodworker. John is survived by his loving Wife Margaret (Peg), his son Marque (wife Linda Gritta), and his grandchildren whom he adored, Remy and Nicolai. John Allan Gritta will be remembered for his remarkable contributions to his country, his pioneering work in aerospace engineering, and his passion for adventure and creativity. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

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