A ceremony was held Monday morning in New Port Richey to officially rename the Main Street Bridge over the Pithlachascotee River to the Dr. Frederick A. Grassin Bridge.
92-year-old Dr. Grassin first opened a clinic in downtown New Port Richey in 1961. He served two terms on New Port Richey’s City Council starting in 1966. Most notable from his council tenure was his work to ensure the existence of the bridge over the Cotee River at Main Street. Dr. Grassin practiced in New Port Richey for 58 years, serving during that time as the Chief of Staff for West Pasco Hospital in the 1960s, now North Bay Hospital.
Dr. Grassin served in World War II in the U.S. Navy and was wounded in action.
Dr. Grassin’s son, Dr. Frederick Grassin, currently operates an endodontic dental practice in downtown New Port Richey.