FULTON, NY – Alexander J. Grimshaw, 79, of Fulton died Friday March 23, 2012, 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, 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 predeceased by his first wife, Mary Jane Grimshaw, in 1991.
Mr. Grimshaw is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ida Grimshaw of Fulton; six 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; two step-children, Lisa Marseilles of Napa, Calif. 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 a.m. 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 to 4 p.m. PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.
Contributions: St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.