Alexander J. Grimshaw

March 23, 2012

Alexander J. Grimshaw, 79; of Fulton died Friday at University Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Bronx, NY 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. Mr. Grimshaw previously worked at Sealright, CO., 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. Mr. Grimshaw is survived by his wife of 16 years: Ida Grimshaw of Fulton, 6 children: Alex (Colleen) Grimshaw of Fulton, Scott (Valerie) Grimshaw of Greenville, SC, Jeff (Debbie) Grimshaw, Beth (Jim) Nicholson, Maria (Scott) Clark, and Paul (Angela) Grimshaw all of Fulton, 2 step children: Lisa Marseilles of Napa, CA, and Michael Wolski of Pelham, NY; 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 will be conducted 11:30 AM Monday at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Contributions: St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

6 thoughts on “Alexander J. Grimshaw

  1. Alex, Colleen Nick and Debbie:

    What a loss for you as a family! We are thinking of you each day and wishing you peace and joyful memories of your dad and grandfather.

    With blessings,

    Rick, Kelly, Owen and Jack Fairbairn

  2. Dear Alex,

    We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. After reading his obituary, I can see how his influence must have contributed to your kindness and commitment to being a person for others. How wonderful that dancing was mentioned as the first thing he enjoyed – I’ll bet you shared many good times together.

    Please know we are thinking of you.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Pat and Bob

  3. Dear Alex and Colleen,
    Oh, these times of loss are so full and my wish for you is that you drink deeply from this cup of sorrow. The immediacy of losing your dad will never be this close again and so to remember all those times and ways he has touched your life allows for your ‘good-byes’ and makes it possible for him to move on to his next dance.

    We are holding you in our care.

    David and Serena

  4. Maria and family –

    I am so sorry for your loss. May happy memories of good times bring you comfort at this difficult time.

    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  5. Alex, I wanted to convey my sorrow in the passing of your dad. I understand that he was a special guy. My family and I will pray for all of you in this sad time. As I had lost my dad several years ago, I found that my many memories gave me comfort. I wish the same for you. God bless.

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