Dale Richard Grimm, 89, of 3505 Meadowview Blvd., New Castle, passed away Sunday evening (Oct. 8, 2017) after an extended illness.
He was born in New Castle to Joseph and Helen (Macom) Grimm on July 7, 1928.
Dale married Jeanne (Wilson) Grimm on Feb. 3, 1951.
Dale graduated from Eastbrook High School in 1945/46 and served in the Army in Japan. Dale was called up during the Korean conflict and served at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., from 1950 to 1951.
Upon discharge, Dale graduated from Tri-State University (Trine University) in Angola, Ind., in 1955.
He was employed at Florida Power and Light in Miami, Rockwell International in New Castle, and Pennelec (First Energy) in Johnstown, Pa., before retiring in Mercer.
Dale was a member of the Blue Lodge in Coral Gables, Fla., and a 32nd degree member of the Valley Consistory of New Castle.
He attended White Chapel United Methodist Church in New Wilmington.
Mr. Grimm is survived by: his son, Daniel Grimm and his wife, Darla, of Mesa Ariz.; a brother, Joseph A. Grimm of New Castle; a sister, Maxine (Thom) Smith of Oberlin, Kan., and three grandchildren, Russell, Matthew, and Rachel Grimm.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Wilson Grimm, and sister, Janet Maddox.
Dale R., 89, of New Castle.
Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (10-13-17) and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday (10-14-17) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC. 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer. A Masonic service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home accompanied by a military honor guard. Pastor Gary L. Sheesley from White Chapel United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial: Carpenter Cemetery, Springfield Township.
Published on October 11, 2017