Harry F. Grimm, 97, of Emlenton and Slippery Rock, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Butler Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Born on July 18, 1923, he was the son to his late parents, Halbert Lamberton Grimm and Carrie Lillian Frazier Grimm in Emlenton, PA. He graduated from Emlenton High School in 1943.
Harry was a United States Army Veteran and when active had successfully completed 35 missions as a tail gunner in a B-17 during World War II. He was interviewed by representatives of the Pentagon and the article was recorded at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. A copy of that article may be viewed at https://www.veterans-in-Blue.af.mil/Veterans/Vetlib/Article/745318/harry-grimm/
Harry was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, European African Medal, Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Medal and three Bronze Battle Stars.
He was employed by Quaker State Corp. in Emlenton and Newell, W.Va., retiring after 42 years. He was a current member of Center Presbyterian Church in Slippery Rock and a former member of the Emlenton United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 6450 located in Chester, W. Va.
Harry is survived by his wife, Margaret Templeton Grimm; his three children, Carol M. (Max) Bowser of Berlin, Pa., Ruth E. Kluge of Swansboro, N.C., and Harry R. (Susan) Grimm of Enon Valley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kimberly (Bryon) Butler; Brian (Marcy) Scott; Robb (Ashley) Scott; Stacy Grimm Glenn; Bradley Grimm; Harry R. (Amanda) Grimm Jr. and Jesse Grimm; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
Harry was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Russell Grimm; two brothers, Robert J. Grimm and his wife, Ruth; his twin Richard Grimm and his wife, Betty; and his grandson, Andrew Miller.
Grimm - A military memorial service for Harry F. Grimm, who died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Center Presbyterian Church, 211 Center St., Slippery Rock, led by the Rev. William Mumaw of the church, presiding. COVID-19 restrictions will be in place.
Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.
Memorial Contributions may be given to Slippery Rock Rescue Squad, PO Box 117, Slippery Rock or Center Presbyterian Church.
Published by Butler Eagle on Jan. 18, 2021.