Mark B. Grim, age 61, of New Freeport, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at home.
Born May 11, 1958 in Waynesburg, son of Jo Ann (King) Moore, of New Freeport and the late Kenneth Grim.
Mark graduated from West Greene High School in 1978. He married Ruth Cooper on May 27, 1995 and they were married for 24 wonderful years. Mark worked as a truck driver dedicating over 20 years to Donley Brick Co. He then worked for Alan Shipman and ended his days of truck driving with Jamie Strope in 2017.
During his high school years, Mark was an avid wrestler. He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his whole life. Mark was a member of the New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department. He and Ruthie enjoyed riding motorcycles with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association for many years until he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He enjoyed wood-working and projects with Mike Wiemer. He had a lot of friends in Greene County and often knew what his children were getting into before they walked through the front door. He had a special place in his heart for all animals big and small. He loved his family above all else. If you were lucky enough to spend the early morning hours with him, you’d have the pleasure of tasting his famous French toast while listening to one of his long-winded tales. He was a hard-working man with a warm hug and smile always at the ready.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by five children, Amber Grim, of Graysville, Jamie Grim, of Graysville, Haley (Ian) Coote, of Bloomsburg, Joshua (Deanna) Mitchell, of Vandergrift and Nicole Ries, of Willoughby, OH; six grandchildren, Dakota and Wyatt Conner, of Vandergrift, Savannah (Brandon) Whitman, of Willoughby, OH, Danika, Camden and Ryann Grim, of Graysville; one sister, Barbara “Becky” (Jim) Pettit, of Aleppo; many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Lanny Hewitt, officiating. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo, PA.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.