It is with heavy hearts that Ralph E. Grimm “Pap”, of Marietta, OH, passed away on December 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born on August 7, 1928 in Sarver, PA, a son of the late Oliver W. and Anna Petsinger Grimm.
In Pittsburgh, he was employed with PPG Industries for 44 years. Ralph was a Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Crown of Life Lutheran Church, and an active member of the Marietta Community.
He retired to Marietta to help raise and nurture his grandchildren in the early 1990s. Known to everyone as “Pap”, his greatest joy was his grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Douglas A. Grimm (Gwenn) of Cleveland and David C. Grimm (Pamela) of Orlando, FL; a daughter, Leslie A. Gearhart (Keith) of Whipple, OH; and eight grandchildren, Christopher Grimm (Katie), Megan Edwards (Shawn), Ryan, Clayton and Jaclyn Grimm, and Jessica, Mitchel and Adam Gearhart. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and seven sisters.
His family will most miss his kindness, sense of humor and love. He deeply enriched the lives of his family, and we are all better for knowing him. His family will treasure his love and memory always.
At his request, a private family service will take place at Sarverville Cemetery, in Sarver, PA, with full military rites observed. In lieu of donations please plant a flower in his memory.
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