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Russell Grim

June 6, 1932 — August 20, 2013

Russell W. Grim, 81, of Wind Ridge, Pa. died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in his home after battling a cancer related illness.He was born June 6, 1932 in Gray Twp., Greene Co., Pa. a son of the late Robert Lincoln and Josie Olive Barnhart Grim and had resided in Richhill Twp. most of his life.Mr. Grim was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church where he formerly served as vice president of the church board and was currently serving as vice president of the Fairview Cemetery Association.He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army, receiving the Republic of Korea Presidential Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one bronze service star and the United Nations Service Medal.Mr. Grim was a life member of the NRA, a member of the Senior Bowling League and a member of the Pa. State Retired Employees Association.He enjoyed motorcycling, camping, shooting clay birds, hunting, and bowling.Mr. Grim and his late father co-owned and operated a sawmill and tree trimming business for several years, he was an employee of the former Husky Garage in Wind Ridge, a former employee of Steel Casting Pipe Cleaners in Massillon, Ohio and was a truck driver for Carnation Milk.Mr. Grim was last employed for 28 years as an equipment operator for Penn D.O.T. prior to retiring in December of 1991.On December 22, 1962 he married Martha L. Tharp who survives.Also surviving are a son, Roger Lee, husband of Lorianne Grim of Wind Ridge and a daughter, Christina Lynn, wife of Wesley McClimans of Jamestown, Pa.; five grandchildren, Michele, Zachary and Jeremy Grim, Logan and Kaylee McClimans; a great grandchild, Faith Moore; two brothers, Jerry Lee Grim of Graysville and Lanny Grim of Taylorstown; a sister, Carol Stein of Wind Ridge.Deceased in addition to his parents is a brother, Kenneth Grim.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Fairview United Methodist Women, c/o Kathy Renner, 331 Poland Run Rd., Graysville, Pa. 15337 or Amedisys Hospice, 2183 McClellandtown Rd., Masontown, Pa. 15461.

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