GRAINGER, Peter John, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away on October 6, 2021, in Mechanicsville, Va. He was born in Birmingham, U.K. to William and Maisie Grainger on April 24, 1947. Pete came to the U.S. in 1999 and ultimately settled in the Richmond area. Prior to leaving the U.K., Pete owned The Crown Pub in Higham and also ran a plumbing business. Most recently, Pete worked for Kelleher HVAC for 20 years. Pete is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; daughter, Emma, her husband, Jonpaul; grandson, Joseph Sainty; stepdaughter, Jacqueline and husband, Kevin O'Keefe; two sisters, Teresa and Shirley; and three brothers, Kevin, Desmond and Michael. He was predeceased by two sisters, Susan and Petula; and two brothers, Steven and Douglas. Pete was happiest when surrounded by family and enjoyed watching his grandson play English football. He also had an intense love for the game of golf and Formula One racing. When he wasn't on the golf course, Pete could be found in his garage playing Elton John or Leonard Cohen, or working around the house on his many projects. Being from the U.K., Pete learned to appreciate American football and some good Southern iced tea. He was always willing to help out a neighbor and loved nothing more than a proper cup of tea and a game of Horse Race Rummy. The family will welcome visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at their home in Mechanicsville, 6335 Pleasant Run Lane, 23111. Please come and share your Pete stories with us. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association
would be appreciated. bennettfuneralhomes.com
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Oct. 13, 2021.