GRIM, George L., 81, of Youngstown, OH, formerly of Beech Bottom, WV, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, OH.
George was born on November 29, 1932, in Greene County, PA. He was the son of the late George L. and Fern (Barnhart) Grim.
George graduated from the former West Liberty State College with a Bachelor of Science. He worked as a consulting systems engineer at IBM.
George served with a YN2 Rank during Peacetime in the United States Navy in the South Pacific aboard the USS Comstock (LSD-19). He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Beech Bottom, WV, St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman, OH, serving as a Lector and Usher, Association Systems Management-President 1972, Kiwanis Club of Boardman serving as Past President 2002 with Distinguished President Pin and Lt. Governor Ohio District #21 in 2006-2007, Eagle Scout with a Silver Beaver Award and Bronze Pelican Religious Award serving on Advancement Committee and Commission for Whispering Pines District BSA, Junior Fair Board Advisor from 1999 to present, Canfield Fair Committee, Boardman Community Foundation Board Member from 2008, was Boardman Civic Association Citizen of the Year in 2010, and the coordinator for Boardman Memorial Day Parade and Services from 2000 to 2010.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly F. (Kranske) Grim, in 1999 and his sister, Carole Nadine Burkett.
George is survived by his two sons, John L. (Teresa) Grim of Smyrna, GA and James E. Grim of University Heights, OH, two grandsons, Alexander James and Julian Nathaniel Grim, and sister, Martha Augustine of Beech Bottom, WV.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Home, 8387 Tod Ave, Boardman, OH (330) 782-0222. The Kiwanis Club will have a special prayer service at 4 p.m.
Additional Visitation will occur in Wellsburg, WV, on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until time of formal processional to Mass at 12:30 p.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Beech Bottom, WV with Father Dan Pisano presiding.
Interment will follow in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom with Military Honors by the United States Navy and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts Greater Western Reserve Council, 4930 Enterprise Blvd, Warren, OH 44481.
Coordination of all arrangements and transportation rendered by the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV.
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