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Forest Grimes

February 20, 1922 February 21, 2009
Forest Grimes
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Forest O. Grimes, 87, of Waynesburg, Pa. died at 9:18 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 in the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg after being seriously ill for the past three weeks.He was born February 20, 1922 in Jackson Twp. Greene Co. Pa. a son of the late Orville Othello and Carrie Lee Orndoff Grimes.Mr. Grimes was a 1939 graduate of the former Center Twp. High School in Rogersville and following graduation attended and graduated from an air conditioning trade school in Baltimore, MD.He was a veteran of World War II where he served as a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army with Co A, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division as a machine gun NCO and earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Rifle Expert Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 bronze stars.Mr. Grimes had resided in Timonium, MD. for 50 years prior to returning to Greene County in 1990 after retiring from United Products of Baltimore as a sales engineer for Carrier Air Conditioning Products.He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church at Ruff Creek and the James Farrell American Legion Post 330 in Waynesburg.Mr. Grimes enjoyed photography and wood working.On September 16, 1940 he married Leone Janet Bissett who survives.Also surviving are a son, Lawrence L., husband of Marie Grimes of Jacksonville, Fl.; four grandchildren, Daniel Grimes, Thomas, Michael and Douglas McGrath; two brothers, William, husband of Carolyn Grimes of Waynesburg and Charles, husband of Oneita Grimes of New Freeport; several nieces and nephews.Deceased in addition to his parents are a daughter, Jo Lane McGrath; a sister, Glenna Grimes; three brothers, Halfred B., Leroy E. and George O. Grimes.Graveside military rites will be accorded by representatives of the U.S. Army and the James Farrell American Legion Post 330, V.F.W. Post 4793 and the D.A.V. Post 123 all of Waynesburg. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the V.F.W. of the U.S., PO Box 8942, Topeka, Kansas 66608-8942.

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