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John E. Grim

March 11, 2003

BROWNSVILLE, Md. - The Rev. John E. Grim, 87, of Rohrersville Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at his home.

Born Feb. 27, 1915, in Weverton, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel and Alice Constance Jennings Grim.

He was a 1933 graduate of Boonsboro High School, and a graduate of University of the South, Swaney, Tenn.

He entered the priesthood in 1978, serving at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Brownsville until his retirement. He was chairman of the St. Luke's Cemetery Committee and was a lay reader since 1940. He served with the Nelson Cluster of seven churches in West Virginia for the past 11 years. He was a delegate to the Episcopal Convention.

He was a member of Washington County Historical Society; Boonsboro Historical Society; was involved with the Rural Heritage Museum; and was a member of the Farm Bureau Convention and several committees.

He was past president of Mason-Dixon Antique Auto Club and drove his 1930 Model A Ford in parades and shows.

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He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary E. Birgfeld Mades Grim; one daughter, Sally M. Kreidt of Pembrook Pines, Fla.; one grandson, Jonathan M. Kreidt of Pembrook Pines; one niece; and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lelia G. Frushour; and one brother, Edward L. Grim.

A memorial service will be held Monday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brownsville. The Revs. Bishop Rabb and Bishop Klusmeyer will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Columbarium Fund, c/o Mrs. Mary Grim, 2515 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

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