Lionel O Grossman Esq
Born 1895
Died 10/16/1991


Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) - Wednesday, October 16, 1991
Lionel O. Grossman, a lawyer in Syracuse since 1917, died Tuesday at age 96. \'\'Daddy Grossman,\'\' as he was known to legions of children, parents and professionals associated with the Cerebral Palsy Center which he founded in 1946, was a giant to those who knew him. Mr. Grossman retired in 1969 after devoting 22 years as volunteer founder, president and member of the board. Mr. Grossman was a 1916 graduate of Syracuse University. Besides his work with cerebral palsy, Mr. Grossman was Boy Scout commissioner of Syracuse and Onondaga County, a director of the YMHA and Jewish Community Center, a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Welfare Federation and for three years headed the local Israel Bond Drive.
Mr. Grossman practiced law alone until 1956 when his son, Richard, joined him. The firm is now known as Langan, Grossman, Kinney, Dwyer and Reitz. Mr. Grossman was a life member of the Syracuse Bar Association. He was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun, served on its board of trustees and for eight years was president of its Men\'s Club. He was a former director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He served in the Military Intelligence Department of the Army during World War I. Mr. Grossman received many honors for community service: Bnai Brith Good Citizen Award, Sigma Delta Tau Certificate of Service, 50-Year Medal from Philo-Mt. Sinai Masonic Lodge, among them. He was an honorary associate of Lighthouse for the Blind and one of two founders of the Ernie Davis Football Alumni Club of SU.
Surviving are his wife, Anita; two sons, Dr. Murray of Syracuse and Richard of Fayetteville; two daughters, Faith L. Grossman of DeWitt and Susan C. Grossman of Boca Raton, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Virginia Bethoney of Brockton, Mass.; a brother, Sidney of Delray Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Temple Adath Yeshurun, Syracuse, Cantor Harold Lerner officiating. Burial is in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery, Syracuse.

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Children: Faith Linda Grossman (1943 - 2007)*
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