Howard W. Grimm, age 79 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital following a brief illness. A former Glassport resident, he was a son of the late William and Betty (Bevan) Grimm. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Carolyn (Reid) Grimm; his two daughters, caring and loving Cynthia Grimm Watson of North Huntington and Papa to three precious grandchildren Thomas J. Watson, III and Eliza F. Watson and daughter Cara L. Grimm and her son Chase. Howard is also survived by his sister Betty F. Pozniak, brother William G. Grimm, and also nieces and nephews.
Howard graduated from Glassport High School and Douglas Business School. He was employed at the former Potter McCune Company and retired from US Steel Irvin Works. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed family vacations at the beach. Howard was a coach with the McKeesport Fillies Softball Team, a member of St. Patrick's Parish, a life member of the Versailles Borough V.F.D., the Elks Club, AARP, and the United Steelworkers Union #2227. Howard was also blessed with many friends and great neighbors. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles, on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Parish with Fr. Vincent Velas officiating. Procession and burial will follow to St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versailles.
Originally published October 11, 2019.