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Richard E. Grimm


Richard Emil Grimm, 88, formerly of 2020 Eshelman St, Middletown, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at The Jewish Home in Linglestown, Pa.

He was born on December 23, 1929 in Midland, Pa. to the late Clarence Emory Grimm and Bertha Elise (Grob) Grimm.

He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947. He served in the Naval Air Force from 1951-1955 as an aviation machinist’s mate (reciprocating engines). He graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1961. He taught mathematics at Edinboro High School and at Millersburg High School and completed his career as a computer programmer for the Commonwealth of PA.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen B. (Owings) Grimm, his brother, Clarence B. Grimm, his sister, Edna G. (Grimm) Matis, and a stepson, Edward G. Fortmiller Jr.

He is survived by his sister, Doris L. (Grimm) and James Tomes of Benton, Ky.; four nephews, Andrew E. Matis of New Castle, Robert D. Matis of New Castle, Robert H. Sullivan Jr, of Naperville, Ill. and Raymond B. Sullivan of Conroe, Texas; one niece, Linda L. (Sullivan) Dovich of Beecher, Ill.; seven stepsons, William C. Fortmiller of Northampton, Ralph C. Ertel Sr. of Halifax, David L. Ertel of Dauphin, John W. Ertel of Halifax, Roy A. Ertel of Harrisburg, Stephen G. Ertel of Nampa, Idaho, and Richard B. Ertel of Salt Lake City, Utah; two stepdaughters, Nancy C. Ertel of New Market, Md., and Sara A. (Ertel) Christensen of Mansfield, Mass.; and numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2 p.m at Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dave Guertin officiating. Viewing will be Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Township.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to the charity of your choice.