David J. Grimes, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018. He was born in Paterson, NJ.
He was a school teacher for 49 years, the majority at Washington Park School in Totowa, NJ, until he retired in 2004. He was the director of the Fine Arts Programs at Washington Park School and Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, NJ. He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Paterson and served in the National Guard.
Beloved husband of Mary Lou Grimes (nee Tarsitano). Devoted father of Susan Liberti and her husband Michael of Clifton, NJ, Lisa Grimes of Glen Ridge, NJ, David J. Grimes, Jr. of Miami, FL and Joseph Grimes and his wife Diane of Pompton Plains, NJ. Dear brother of Marie Nazzaro of Hampton Township, NJ and Raymond Grimes of Pompton Lakes, NJ. Loving grandfather of Taylor, Haley and Skylar Grimes, Sophie and Julia Van Sickle and Nicole Liberti.
Funeral from DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, 265 Belmont Avenue, Haledon, NJ on Thursday at 9:15 AM. Funeral Liturgy at St. Joseph's R.C. Church 216 Comly Road, Lincoln Park, NJ at 10:30 AM. Interment, Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Fair Lawn, NJ. Visiting on Wednesday from 4-8 PM.
In lieu flowers, donations to Rhino Theatre, c/o The David J. Grimes, Sr. Theater Arts and Education Memorial Fund, 237 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 would be appreciated.