Richard Lloyd “Dick” Grimes, 84, of Frankford, Del. passed away on Oct. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. Born on Dec. 1, 1933, he was a land developer by trade.
In his teen years, Grimes spent quality time with baseball coaches in the neighborhood where he grew up, Anacostia, a suburb in Washington, D.C. He attended Anacostia High School and soon after joined the U.S. Army and traveled the world playing baseball to entertain military troops. After his military career, he played baseball for the Washington Senators Farm League.
Grimes was also a talented singer. In his younger years, he sang with The Singing Cedars men’s group. He later formed the successful club band Friendship and toured with band members Barry Darvel, Tammy Lynn and their band.
Grimes was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Lloyd Grimes and Mildred D’Andelet-Grimes; his brother, Walter Grimes; and a daughter, Sharleen Grimes Stannis. He leaves behind his loving wife, Maureen Machmuller Grimes; children Cheryl Altman and her husband, Marc, Julie Hulley and her husband, Bob, Richard Lloyd Grimes II, and Chelsea Grimes-Heidenberger and her husband, Alex; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and his Labrador retrievers, Ruby and Rosie, who were always by his side.
Grimes attributed the success of his childhood and teen years to the dedicated baseball coaches in the Anacostia and Washington, D.C. area. In lieu of flowers, the family asked people to consider a donation to: The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation; Nationals Park; 1500 South Capital St. S.E.; Washington, D.C. 20003. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.