Richard Hamilton "Tody" Grimes, 90

November 19, 2009

OCT. 3, 1919-NOV. 17, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Richard Hamilton "Tody" Grimes, 90, of Williamsport, Md., died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Oct. 3, 1919, in Williamsport, Md., to the late John Benjamin Henry Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Houpt Grimes.

Tody was a 1939 graduate of Williamsport High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S Army serving during WWII in the Pacific Theater and also served during the Korean War.

He was employed by AT&T, retiring in 1986. He also was the owner and operator of RHG Trucking Inc. He worked with his wife and delivered Home Interiors and Gifts. He also owned and operated an oil delivery truck in the late 1950s.


Tody was a previous member of the Williamsport Town Council. He was head of the police department.

He was a member of Virginia Avenue Church of God, where he was very active in the senior group and many other activities within the church.

He was also a member of Potomac Post No. 202 American Legion Williamsport, Md., and the NRA.

Survivors Include: Wife: Mildred L. Ambrose Grimes, whom he married April 5, 1947, of Williamsport, Md.; Son: Luther E. "Jay" Grimes and his wife Vicki "Chic" of Williamsport, Md.; Granddaughter: Brandy L. "Muff" Osborne and her husband Craig of Williamsport, Md.; Grandson: Jay Todd Grimes and his wife Jodi of Williamsport, Md.; Great-grandchildren: Casey N. Osborne, KarIi L. Grimes and Colin B. Osborne; Sister: Berneda "Peck" Myers of Williamsport, Md.; Brother: Roger T. Grimes and his wife Patsy of Williamsport, Md.; Brother-in-law: Richard Ambrose of Hagerstown, Md.; Sister-in-law: Helen Morehead of Glen Burnie, Md.; Sister-in-law: Virginia Perna of Brentwood, Calif.; Sister-in-law: Martha Wyand of Williamsport, Md.; Sister-in-law: Martha Ambrose of Hagerstown, Md.; Numerous nieces and nephews

He was predeceased by two sisters: Roberta Carter and N. Elizabeth Fink and one brother John B.H. "Andy" Grimes. Jr.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Friday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Virginia Avenue Church of God, 17306 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don W. Goude and the Rev. Shawn Bushman officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, Md. Military honors will be provided by AMVETS Post No. 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to: John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or a blood donation to the American Red Cross in memory of Tody.

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