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A. Paul Grimes

May 18, 1958 February 21, 2021
A. Paul Grimes
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A. Paul Grimes of Elmwood Park, formerly of Oak Park; beloved husband of Polly; loving father of Meghan (fiancé Steve Butt) and Benjamin (Katie Myers) Grimes; devoted son of Tollie and the late Art Grimes, and son-in-law of Carol and the late Joseph Paulus; dear brother of Mary (Ken) Gehrling, Michael, Kathy (Patrick) Culkeen and Bill (Colleen) Grimes, and brother-in-law of Tracy, Wendy (Jim) Fredrickson and Ike (Judy) Paulus; cherished godfather, uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Paul was a third generation Oak Parker. He began grammar school at Lincoln, and finished at Beye when the Grimes family moved from South Oak Park to North Oak Park. He graduated Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1976. He received an associate degree from Triton College in Computer Technologies. His 40 + year career began at Chicago Bridge and Iron and ended at Echo Logistics. Paul’s love and devotion to family and friends were more important to him than anything else. Paul had an easy laugh; the sillier the joke, the better. Paul’s loss will be profoundly felt when our families gather to share stories or play cards and his voice will not be there.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( are appreciated.

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