Daniel Henry Grimes passed away April 30, 2013, at Spring Hill manor in Grass Valley, Calif.
A celebration of life will be in July.
Daniel was born in Texas on July 23, 1923, to Henry and Fonda (Rexroad) Grimes. They moved to California in 1923 and then to Granada Hills in 1934.
He served in the Navy from September 1942 to December 1945 in World War II.
He married Darlene Scharp of Granada Hills and they made it their home. He worked at Sears as an appliance serviceman in San Fernando. In 1954 they moved to Concord, Calif. He worked at Sears in Walnut Creek. In 1959 he opened a B&D Appliance store in Concord.
He loved the outdoors, water skiing and fishing in the Delta waters with his Diablo Power Squadron friends. He ventured into sailboats and became a member of the Richmond Yacht Club. He sailed up and down the coast and was a navigator on a friend’s 40 footer, to The Hawaiian Islands.
In 1978 he moved to Olympia, Wash., and sailed from Olympia to British Columbia every summer. In 2007 they moved to Grass Valley to be near sons and families.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Grass Valley; sons Bob (Pamela) of Rough and Ready and John (Maria) of Grass Valley; sister–in-law, Carole and Sherman of Ahwahnee, Calif.; grandchildren Doreen, Danny, Robb, Christina and Michael; great-grandchildren Samuel, Danielle, Sean, Della, Darius, Jaeden, Nyah, Riley and Ryann. He was loved by all.
He is predeceased by parents Henry and Fonda; and brothers Norman and Lloyd.
Memorial donations in memory of Daniel H. Grimes may be made payable to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) and mailed to the American PD Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305, or by card online at http://www.apdaparkinson.org; click the blue “donate now” box.
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