Clyde Morris Grindle
Sep 12, 1937 - Feb 13, 2017
- Clyde passed away February 13, 2017 to be with the love of his life, Joanne. He was 79 years old.
Clyde was born September 12, 1937 in Blue Hill, Maine to Donald and Ila Grindle. He graduated from Bucksport High School in 1955. Clyde worked at Jed Prouty Tavern in Bucksport, Alamoosook Lodge in Orland, Anna's Restaurant in Bucksport, and finally at the White Birches Restaurant as a chef where he retired to spend time with Joanne, family, and friends fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, and enjoying his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Joanne Grindle, father and mother and brother Stanley Grindle.
He leaves behind his children Kenny Grindle, Alicia Dunbar and her partner Lori Marr, and Jason and Michelle Grindle, his grandchildren Paul Dunbar and fiancé Leah Ambrose, Joshua Dunbar and fiancé Sally Peckenham and great-grandaughter Robin, Scott and Lauren Grindle, Sarah Grindle, Kaylee Grindle and boyfriend Brent Chaffee, and Lindsey Grindle, a special niece Kenda Wallace, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Clyde loved fishing, ice-fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed tying his own flies for fishing, watching war and western films and building model ships. Clyde was an avid New England Patriots and Red Sox fan. He loved to travel and once took a road trip across the country to Alaska and back with his wife, a return to the area that he once was stationed when he was in the Army. Clyde could tell you many stories and he enjoyed being around friends and family. At Jed Prouty he was known as Clydy and it was like a second family to him. Everywhere he went, Clyde made friends because of his fun-loving personality. He loved to go dancing with his wife. When his wife passed recently, Clyde was called to join her and they were only 11 days apart from each other. Inseparable in life and inseparable in death. They shared a 55 year marriage that had a bond to last for eternity. A once in a lifetime love.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Orland Methodist Church in Orland Village on February 25, 2017 at 2pm with a reception to follow at the Orland Parish Hall behind the church.