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Longtime official dies

by joanna

(I’ll have an obituary in Tuesday’s paper)

Meredith Grusing, a longtime volleyball and basketball official in the area, died this morning. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January.

I knew Meredith through both sports, and I know that she was widely loved by her fellow officials as well as many coaches. She was an assistant track coach at East High this year, as well.

I’ve already talked to quite a few people. It’s been pretty emotional for them. I already have way too many interviews for this story, so I may post those additional quotes.

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