Theodore Grimes

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 April 2019 at 12:42 pm

Teddy GrimesAmerican flagTheodore “Teddy” Grimes, 86, of Albion, died April 26, 2019 surrounded by his family at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion. He was born Dec. 28, 1932 in Waterport, a son of the late William and Margaret (Wooster) Grimes, and he lived in this area all of his life.

Teddy graduated from Lyndonville High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army at the end of the Korean War. Teddy worked as a mechanic with his brother, Gordy Grimes, at Grimes Atlantic in Albion. Afterwards, he went to work as a machinist at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy, from which he retired. He had a love for music and enjoyed playing the harmonica, dancing, and listening to jazz and the blues, but most of all, he loved going to all his family’s band practices and shows. He had a thirst for knowledge and was always trying to learn and keep up with current events. Teddy loved gardening and planting sunflowers, watching westerns and the Buffalo Bills, working on cars and going to steam shows. Family was most important to him, especially his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he could always be found at any of his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Teddy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joanne, whom he married on Sept. 27, 1957; his children, Teresa (Rocco Caporicci) Grimes, Theodore V. Grimes, Thomas (Holly) Grimes, Todd M. (Sue Fugate) Grimes and Tracy (Joel) Gilbert; grandchildren, Mitchell, Sonya, Amanda, Marisa, Amber, Theo, Jessica, Spencer, Adam, Joel and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Amari, Carter, Gavin, Drew, Sophia, Grayson, Lexie, Weston, Owen, Todd, Bryson, Payton, Harper, Mackenzie and Claire; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Mildred (Eddy) Southcott, Gordon (Cleo) Grimes, Don (Elsie) Grimes, and Alice (Harry) Bropst; twin sisters, Jean (Frank) Marek, Joyce (Albert) Peruzzini, Dorothy (Dick) Merrill and Geraldine (Donald) Dillon.

There will be no calling hours. His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tue., April 30 at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Albion. To share a special memory of Teddy, please visit