Jan. 27, 2015
REST IN PEACE
Joe Grilliot died on Jan. 27 2015 at the age of 83. A quiet man of deep spirituality and conviction, Joe had grown up on a farm in western Kansas and never lost his closeness to the earth. As a young man he had served as a missionary priest in Chile, eventually leaving the priesthood to marry and raise a family.
Settling in the Kansas City area, Joe became friends with Unbound’s co-founder Bob Hentzen and began a relationship with the organization that would last the rest of his life. Serving as both a staff member and, later, a volunteer, Joe inspired the Unbound community with his dedication to simple living and stewardship of the environment.
Joe is in no small part responsible for Unbound’s ongoing commitment to recycling and responsible repurposing of materials in our Kansas City offices. It is a commitment that reflects the values of those with whom we work in the developing world.