BLUE HILL - Jerold "Jerry" Grindle, 77, died Feb. 18, 2013 at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Blue Hill, a son of Ernest and Rena (Gross) Grindle.
Jerry attended school in Blue Hill and graduated from George Stevens Academy. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a linguistics specialist. He received his GE apprenticeship following the service and worked for GE in Massachusetts for more than 40 years as a tool and die maker. He enjoyed target shooting, wood and metal working and landscaping with his Kabota.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie; children, Dana Grindle, Linda Horan and Sandra Peck; grandchildren, Amity Grindle, Nolan Grindle, Jared Horan, Andrew Peck and Abigail Peck. He was predeceased by a brother, Basil; sisters, Phyllis, Georgene and Florence.
Calling hours will be held 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. A spring burial will be at Seaside Cemetery, Blue Hill. Contributions in Jerry's memory may be made to the NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 or George Stevens Academy, care of Scholarship Fund, 23 Union St., Blue Hill, ME 04614. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald. com.