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Greta Gricol

Greta Gricol, 66, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully at home on September 8, 2023 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Greta was a lifelong Delawarean. She attended St. Helena’s Elementary School, Padua Academy and graduated from the University of Delaware. She was a faithful member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

Greta married the love of her life, Jeffrey, in 1983. They celebrated 40 years of marriage this June.

Greta began her career as an elementary school teacher and taught her 3rd grade students at Holy Rosary with enthusiasm and joy. She brought the same passion to her many roles at PNC Bank until retiring in 2019. Through it all, she most enjoyed raising her two daughters and caring for her grandchildren, who lovingly called her Gigi.

Greta lived an active life. She loved running, biking, walking and working out at the YMCA. She joined the Y for the exercise classes, and as was always the way with Greta, ended up with a crew of dear friends. Her great gift was making connections and forming relationships with people. Some of her most treasured friendships were formed at Crestview Pool where she and her family enjoyed many summers together.

Greta was the consummate hostess; her warm and welcoming nature, her beautiful smile and genuine, infectious laugh will forever remain in the hearts and minds of those who loved her.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Jeffrey, daughter Kelley Seravalli and her husband Andrew, grandchildren Lia and James, sister Patty Randolph and her husband Danny, sister-in-law Mary Kate McKinley and countless friends and family.

Greta was preceded in death by her daughter Julie, her parents, Robert and Grace McKinley and her brother Bobby McKinley.

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, Delaware. A Mass of Christian Remembrance will be celebrated at 12:00 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Greta’s name may be made to the Julie G. Gricol ‘08 Memorial Scholarship at the University of Delaware.

Funeral Services

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, Delaware.

A Mass of Christian Remembrance will be celebrated at 12:00 pm.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Greta’s name may be made to the Julie G. Gricol ‘08 Memorial Scholarship at the University of Delaware.

Julie G. Gricol ’08 Memorial Scholarship


    Karyn Wilson (McCarthy) writes,
    Went 12 years of school with Greta. Although we lost touch after that, I always considered her a friend. My heart goes out to the McKinley and Gricol families. Prayers for strength today and the days to come. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She will be surely missed.
    09/11/2023 03:00 pm
    Emily Link lit a candle and writes,
    A wonderful person inside and out. Thinking of your family during this time.
    09/11/2023 03:41 pm
    Joanne Scullion writes,
    To one of my favorite people on the Ladies Elks shuffleboard team. We had several fun times and I will always remember your energy and caring attitude when I would say " I was the worst player." May you RIP up there with the angels. I will be forever grateful for knowing you for the short time we had. Sincerely Joanne Scullion
    09/11/2023 04:22 pm
    Dennis Walker writes,
    I'm so sorry Coach. I remember Greta's and my wife's connection with her through aerobics classes 'back before our kids were born'. You are a true Salesian! Man.....I was SO PROUD of YOUR BOYS in a State Title LOSS last May!!!!! 'Talk about 'LOSING WITH DIGNITY' !!!!!! I remember thinking....."Wow......our school/kids NEEDS More of THIS"! You and you players DID MORE to promote HS volleyball in Delaware a LOSS! impressive. Thanks, You inspire both me and Lori, Thanks Walk
    09/11/2023 07:37 pm
    Chris Shurygailo Bree writes,
    Greta was a joy to all her knew her at Padua. She was funny and kind and was a friend to all. I know she will be missed by many. Hope the wonderful memories of her bring her family comfort.
    09/11/2023 09:40 pm
    Karen Colbourn writes,
    She was so lovely. My condolences to Jeffrey and Kelley-- and all who had the blessing of knowing Greta.
    09/12/2023 07:18 am
    Gloria Moeller writes,
    Greta was a wonderful person. I met her through the Elks lodge and we got to know each other better playing on our ladies shuffleboard league. She was a lot of fun to be around. She was a competitive teammate and she was a good player. We all miss her terribly. Jeff you and your daughter are in my prayers. Greta will be missed by all who knew her.
    09/12/2023 07:39 am
    Charlene Maxwell writes,
    Greta was the most welcoming person when I joined the PNC Delaware office. She was happy, charismatic, and kind. She was also generous with her time, lending an ear, and was genuinely interested in other's lives. This was mainly because she was thrilled with her own. We all were blessed to have worked with her. Prayers for her family, especially her daughters, who share her legacy.
    09/12/2023 08:46 am
    Jeff Hurd lit a candle and writes,
    Greta was a wonderful lady and she will be missed..Words can't describe the loss that I feel for her family ...She will always be remembered...Rest In Peace Greta...
    09/12/2023 09:56 am
    Mary Lavelle Cairns writes,
    Jeff, I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Greta. Though I have not seen her in years, I fondly remember our times together at the U of D. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless! Mary Lavelle Cairns
    09/12/2023 10:35 am
    Thomas Severino lit a candle and writes,
    Greta was one of those special people that some of us are blessed to meet and become friends with She literally watched out and protected me while we worked at PNC and became one of my trusted confidants. She always had a smile on her face, would tackle any project or task, and helped me control my often chaotic work environment. She was one of a kind and will be missed.
    09/12/2023 12:05 pm
    Linda & Rick Finney lit a candle and writes,
    Jeff, Kelley & family - our sincerest heartfelt condolences go out to all of you on Greta’s passing- May this candle light the path for her as she makes her way into the kingdom of heaven—with deepest sympathy, much love & many prayers—Linda & Rick Finney
    09/12/2023 04:23 pm
    Deb Walsh writes,
    Jeff, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll miss Greta a lot, especially her warmth and sense of humor. Shuffleboard just won't be the same without her.
    09/12/2023 05:00 pm
    Rob Bowman writes,
    Jeff and Kelly, so sorry for your loss. Greta was a great wife and mother. May she rest in peace.
    09/12/2023 07:32 pm
    Carol Vasselo lit a candle and writes,
    Greta and I were co-workers at PNC. She was located in Wilmington, and I was in Pittsburgh. Despite the difference in location, it was a pleasure to work with her. She was dedicated and a team player. She was one of those individuals that made you smile when you spoke with her. My thoughts and prayers to her family.
    09/12/2023 08:05 pm
    Lauren Sills writes,
    Sending my love and prayers to the entire Gricol family and extended community. My sisters and I were dear friends with Kelley and Julie all attending Padua Academy, and I always loved Mrs. Gricol, loving, enthusiastic and warm personality, she always greeted us with such joy. Praying that the family finds peace during this difficult time.
    09/13/2023 08:53 am
    Cindi Johnson lit a candle and writes,
    Jeff and Kelley, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    09/13/2023 10:27 am
    Brendan and Tracy Pryor writes,
    Our heartfelt condolences to Jeff and family.
    09/13/2023 10:19 pm
    Bill Gross writes,
    Jeff, so sorry for your loss. I'm grateful to have known both you & Greta over the years and she'll be missed.
    09/14/2023 09:51 am
    Terry Sassaman - Panchak writes,
    I’m so sorry to hear this news. I remember her great smile and positive attitude towards life. Greta was a fun filled dynamic woman! Praying for peace for the family.
    09/14/2023 11:14 am
    Monica DeHart lit a candle and writes,
    Doug, Kaylei and I are very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and Kelly in our thoughts and prayers.
    09/16/2023 11:42 am
    mary o'neill writes,
    Greta will be remembered as a beautiful person, inside and out. I was always happy to see her, Jeff and their girls, at Crestview pool. Your family is the standard all others could only hope to live up to. Rest in peace Greta and Julie.
    09/20/2023 10:40 pm

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