Walter H. Grindley
November 28, 1931 – October 3, 2019
Walter H. Grindley, age 87, of Swansea, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Somerset Ridge Center. He was the husband of Evelyn (Imondi) Grindley to whom he was married for the past 67 years.
Born in Cranston, RI, a son of the late Walter H. Grindley, Sr., and Marion (MacDonald) Grindley, he has been a resident of Swansea since 1997.
He attended Hope High School and was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War as Sargent.
Mr. Grindley worked as a Head Hunter and Job Recruiter for many years before his retirement. Prior to that, he worked as a Manager at Household Finance.
He was a member of the Christian Life Church in Rehoboth. His favorite hobbies included bowling, golfing and playing chess. Quite personable he really enjoyed being in the presence of others and getting to know them. His favorite times spent were with his wife and family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Rev. Linda Pacheco and her husband Rev. Wayne of Sedalia, MO, Author Cheryl O’Brien of Chandler, AZ, John Grindley and his wife Carol of South Pasadena. FL, Rev. Walter M. Grindley and his wife Carol of Millbury, Rev. Diane Rutledge and her husband Rev. Randy Rutledge of Hamburg, AR and Rev. Robert Grindley and his wife Mary, Missionaries in Botswana, Africa, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Walter was the brother of the late Shirley Guile.
His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Christian Life Church, 222 Plain Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769.
- Evelyn (Imondi) Grindley, Unspecified
- The late Walter H. Grindley, Sr. and Marion (MacDonald) Grindley, Parents
- Rev. Linda Pacheco and her husband Rev. Wayne, Daughter
- Cheryl O'Brien, Daughter
- John Grindley and his wife Carol, Son
- Rev. Walter M. Grindley and his wife Carol, Son
- Rev. Diane Rutledge and her husband Rev. Randy Rutledge, Daughter
- Rev. Robert Grindley and his wife Mary, Son
Nineteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Brother of the late Shirley Guile.
Christian Life Church
222 Plain Street
Walter H. Grindley
October 9, 2019
Dear Uncle Walter - Just want to say farewell to a great man and role model. You lived your life well and set an example for all of us to follow. You served your country when called, you catered to your families every need, and you leave a legacy of love that will last a lifetime. You fought like a champion and seldom complained. You will always be remembered for your positive attitude and enduring spirit. You have set an example of courage that all of us admire. It's now your time to soar with the angels and praise the Lord. Thank you for the love you showered on our family over the years- we will miss you yet honor you all the days of our lives. May the Lord Bless your soul.
Sincerely, Your nephew - Anthony