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Tommie Grochowski

Memorial services for Tommie Irene (Mize) Shuster Grochowski will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Ave. in Piedmont.

Mrs. Grochowski died Tuesday, Feb. 8. She was 79.

She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Sunshine, Texas, to Frank and Eulee Mize. She moved to California after World War II with her first husband, Conrad F. Shuster who died in 1967. She married her second husband, Edward F. “Ski” Grochowski, who died in 1991. She was active in the Piedmont Senior Community and enjoyed phone conversations, luncheons and line dancing. She also enjoyed walking her dachshund through the hills of Montclair.



She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane S. and Gary D. Ennis of Grass Valley and Tahoe City; son and daughter-in-law, Bradley M. and Susan S. Shuster of Piedmont and St. Helena; grandchildren Neal and Nathalie Ennis and Eric, Allison, and Ashley Shuster; brother and sister-in-law, Don “Rusty” and Betty Mize of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law, Jackie Mize of Alaska; nephews and nieces Mark and Jim Mize of Houston, Rebecca Mize of Houston, and Patricia Mize of Alaska; and nephew and niece-in-law, Jack and Barbara Mize of Alaska; and newphews and nieces Don Mize of Arizona, Bill, Bob and Bret Mize and Virginia Gale Mize, all of Texas. She was preceded in death by her husbands Conrad F. Shuster in 1967 and Edward F. “Ski” Grochowski in 1991; mother, Eulee Mize Gowan; father, Frank Mize Sr.; and brothers Jack and Frank Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 30215, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek 94598.




Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland.


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