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“Dear Gruber family,Cecilia Gruber was one of the kindest, happiest women I knew from childhood in our days spent with all of y'all watching our...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Geordie Buxton - Charleston, SC

“Cecelia was a very important person in my life and I have wonderful memories of her, going back almost 60 years. She was unique and delightful and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Anne Boone - Berkeley, CA

“She was such a special person! Sending healing prayers and comfort hugs! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Stone - Isle of Palms, SC

“My love and sympathies are extended to all.God Bless you,Paul(godfather to Axel) ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Will so miss your beautiful mom at our gym. We were together all the time in class, right next to me. Always so sweet and positive. Just loved her. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Fran Grossman - Charleston, SC

“Karl. Just wanted to let you know how saddened I am by the recent loss of your mother. Hope your dad is doing OK at this time. We continue to miss...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Chuck Greer - Sullivans Island, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.Sincerely,Mrs. Azile Owens-Todd & Family ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Azile Owens-Todd - Ravenel, SC

“I have thought about Dr Gruber and his wife for many years. I was a registered technologist who worked with Dr Gruber several years (1964-2000) at...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mamie Frizelle Stoughton - SC

“Karl and Georgia,I just finished reading the morning paper and was the obituary on Mrs. Gruber. It sounds like she was an incredible woman. My...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: David Parler - Folly Beach, SC


10 of 12 | Posted by: Freida McDuffie - Charleston, SC

“Sending prayers of love and light to Cecilia's family during this most difficult time. May God walk with you always. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Whitney Head - Charlotte, NC

“Sending my love to the Gruber family. I have such happy memories of times with you all and I wish I could give you all hugs now. Love,Guerry ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Guerry Glover - Johns Island, SC


Cecilia Pruitt Gruber passed away peacefully at her home in Ravenel, South Carolina surrounded by her family. Mrs. Gruber, daughter of Cecil and Elizabeth Pruitt, was born February 15, 1937 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

She was active in the Gibbes Art Gallery and the Roper Medical Society Auxiliary. She also volunteered at Roper Hospital for many years. She was an avid tennis player and a member of the Creekside Tennis Team in Mt. Pleasant. She loved gardening and travelled extensively with her family to whom she was devoted. She will be remembered as a kind, beautiful and vivacious person with a lovely smile for everyone.

Mrs. Gruber is survived by her husband of fifty-seven (57) years, Frank H. Gruber, MD; her children, Elizabeth Courtney Gruber, Karl Kulle Gruber, MD (Georgia), and Robert Pruitt Gruber (Laura); her grandchildren, Elise Marie Gruber, Laura Witte Gruber, Luca Karl Gruber, Cecilia Pruitt Gruber, Axel Waring Gruber and Ingrid Sophia Gruber; her sister, Lydia Pruitt Davidson; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, James Robert Pruitt, MD (Martha) of Seneca, South Carolina.

There will be a memorial service in her honor at a later date. The family would like to express its appreciation to Donna Jean Harris and the other wonderful caregivers as well as the Lutheran Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.