James A. Grossie
James A. Grossie, born to Viela Biddle and Will Achey Grossie, on May 19, 1936 in Beaumont TX, died September 19, 2019 from complications arising from acute myeloid leukemia. Jim graduated from Huntsville High School in 1954 and completed requirements for a bachelor and master's degree in 1963 from Sam Houston State University. After completing work for a Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, he was granted a National Institutes of Health sponsored post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois. He met and married Patricia Ann Carroll in 1964 and joined The Ohio State University Department of Physiology in 1965 where he contributed to the training of hundreds of dental, optometry, pre-medical and graduate students over the ensuing 38 years, receiving the "Excellence in Teaching" award from the OSU College of Medicine in 2003. During this period he also published several scientific papers addressing the role of hormones on normal electrical properties of muscle cells as well as uncovering additional information on pathological aspects of diabetes mellitus in animal models. In his final years, he quickly developed a high regard and an admirable appreciation for the women and men who provided treatment for him at the Hematology and Transplant Center and the Clinical Treatment Unit at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He was also indebted to the staff of the Broad Street Presbyterian Church for their undying support at a difficult time. He is survived by Patricia, his wife of 54 years, one older and one younger brother, Wesley of Huntsville TX and Jerome of Rowlett, TX, respectively. At his request, his remains have been donated to the Division of Anatomy, Body Donor Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine for the continued training of medical professionals. A memorial service will be held at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 12:15 p.m.
Published on September 25, 2019


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