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Richard H. Grimes, Sr.

Richard H. Grimes, Sr.

Jul 9, 1940 - Sep 2, 2022

Richard H. Grimes, Sr. - Obituary


ichard (Dick) Henry Grimes, Sr., of Shady Side, was a fisherman, lover of family, baseball, football and Milwaukee’s Best Light beer which he lovingly called “Beast” died peacefully on September 2, 2022. Dick was born in Washington, DC, on July 9, 1940, to Russell Emmett Grimes and Elsie Margarite Loveless. He attended Anacostia High School in Washington, DC. While in high school, he started a band called The Thunderbirds. Dick aspired to be a professional musician but life got in the way and at 19 years old he became a father. Dick had two careers, one he liked more than the other, the first he was a meat cutter for Safeway Supermarkets. His second career was a Charter Boat Captain on his beloved Bay Lady. I think you can guess which one he loved. The love for his boat was second only to his bride of 42 years, Delories. In addition to his wife, he is survived by; his children Judy (Jed) and Richard, Jr., step-children, Terry (Kevin), Pam and Jimmy; his grandchildren Amanda (Dane), Rachel (Andrew), Jessica (Paul) and Jacob; his great-grandchildren Duke and Maverick; his sister Beverly (Joe) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides fishing, Dick was an avid Redskins and Nationals fan but his passion was his family. No matter what life threw him, he held fast without defeat. Dick loved big, was larger than life and lived accordingly. We will miss him greatly but we know wherever he is, he is fishing for the big one! Family and Friends are invited to celebrate Richards’s life on Thursday, September 8 from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A funeral service will follow at 1 pm in the funeral home's chapel. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Deale Captains Association in Dick’s name, P.O. Box 13, Deale, MD 20751. Online condolences may be made using the Memories tab on this page.