Alexander J. Grimshaw, 79, of Fulton, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at University Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born in Bronx to the late Alexander and Anna (Valentine) Grimshaw. He has been a resident of Fulton for most of his life. Mr. Grimshaw was a United States veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War. He previously worked at Sealright, Fulton, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Montgomery Ward, and later retired from Goldberg’s, Fulton as store manager.
He was a member of the Golden Agers and RSVP. He enjoyed volunteering at Michaud Residential Nursing Home and he was a past member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Grimshaw was a Eucharist Minister at Holy Family Church and he was known as the “Voice” of the Holy Family Bazaar. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, reading, gardening, and genealogy.
He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Mary Jane Grimshaw in 1991.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ida Grimshaw of Fulton; six children, Alex (Colleen) Grimshaw of Fulton, Scott (Valerie) Grimshaw of Greenville, S.C., and Jeff (Debbie) Grimshaw, Beth (Jim) Nicholson, Maria (Scott) Clark, and Paul (Angela) Grimshaw, all of Fulton; two step-children, Lisa Marseilles of Napa, Calif. and Michael Wolski of Pelham, N.Y.; and 20 grandchildren, Nicholas, Mallory, Ron, Abby, Phil, Madeline, Marley, Megan, Erin, Meredith, Seth, Devon, Sophia, William, Grace, Gregory, Dana, Hilary, Kevin, and Sarah.
Funeral services were held Monday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial was celebrated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours were held Sunday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.