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William Grimwood, Sr.

June 11, 1929 — May 26, 2020

William S. Grimwood, Sr., of Canfield, Ohio, formerly of Brookfield & Hubbard, Ohio, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, while a patient in Select Specialty Hospital, of Boardman, Ohio, following a period of declining health. He was 90.

William was born in Smithfield, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 1929, a son to Chester & Nellie (Walters) Grimwood.

He worked as a railroad train dispatcher for Conrail Corporation, of Youngstown, Ohio. His career began in 1952 and he dedicated 33 years to the company until his retirement in 1985.

He was a member of the Royal Arcanum Republic Council #2197, from 1952 till 2020, where he was a past officer. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to Country Music, playing a round of golf, and bowling. In addition, he loved watching both the Cleveland Indians and Browns.

Survivors include: his sons, Garry E. Grimwood & his wife Kathleen, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and William S. Grimwood, Jr. & his wife Kathleen, of Hubbard; his daughters, Pamela J. Grimwood, of Massillon, Ohio, and Rhonda L. Grimwood, of North Canton, Ohio; his seven grandchildren, Garry II, Kimberlina, Andrew, Daniel, David, and Haley Grimwood, and Shannon Webb; his five great-grandchildren, Breanna, Dane, Nicole, Xavier, and Elena Grimwood; and his nephews and niece, Lew Dewitt, Robert Grimwood, Jr., Donald Grimwood, and Jannette Worley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Grimwood; by his daughter, Cynthia J. Grimwood; and by his siblings, Mary Jane Melhorne, and Robert Grimwood, Sr.

Private services will be observed and he will be laid to rest with his family in Calvary Cemetery, Canton.

As suggested by his family, memorial contributions can be made to your local Humane Society.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at:

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Grimwood was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, of Brookfield, Ohio. (330-509-3135)

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