David G. Grimble

By Orleans Hub Posted 18 March 2020 at 11:00 am

David G. Grimble, 84, son of Donald O. Grimble and Alma W. Grimble, passed away quietly on March 5, 2020 after a very brief illness, surrounded by family.

He is survived by his four children, Kathleen (Joseph) Bowen of Dedham, Maine, Daniel Grimble of Rochester, Susan (Stephen) Niegowski of Bradford, Pa., and Dean (Stephanie) Grimble of Holden, Maine; his beloved sister-in-law, Jane (Gregg) Stroyan of Medina; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Joan R. Grimble; brother, Richard (Marie) Grimble; sisters, Carol (Robert) Fladd and Barbara Grimble; and half brother, James (Peggy) Grimble.

He will be remembered by many friends and colleagues whom he met along his career path as a quiet, unassuming man with a gentle way, a wicked sense of humor and a booming voice. He will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman with a love for hunting, fishing and wildlife. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956 and enjoyed spending time outdoors while being stationed in Alaska.

He began his academic career at Paul Smith College, from which he graduated with bachelor’s degrees in both forestry and entomology. He proceeded to continue his academic career at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where he obtained dual doctorate degrees in both forestry and entomology. He had a successful career with the USDA Forest Service as a field researcher, and later as an entomologist working on the CANUSA Spruce Budworm Program in a joint effort with Canada spanning two decades.

The family will be holding a celebration of his life in the spring, when both friends and family are able to gather and remember him with love and affection. He will be joined with his wife, Joan, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, N.Y.

The family is requesting, in lieu of cards or flowers, to please make a donation to the charity of your choice or to your local SPCA, as he was a true lover of animals.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mascho Funeral Home, Inc., Bradford, Pa. Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.