Ronald Grindy, a lifelong resident of Hood River Valley, passed away on April 23, 2016. He attended Wy’east High School and graduated in 1955.
Shortly after high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served our country from Dec. 13, 1961, to April 12, 1966, during the Vietnam War. He received the Good Conduct Medal and returned home with an Honorable Discharge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Minnie Grindy, his two older brothers, Stafford and Clifton, and his younger brother Jerry. Survivors include two nephews, Mitchel and Monty Grindy, and their mother, Lela Abernathy.
Ronald will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery. The family will plan a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.
The family wishes to acknowledge Parkhurst Place and the entire staff for their kind and gentle attention to his needs. He was truly happy to live there.
Special thanks to Cathy Blair for her unrelenting services during Ron’s long illness.
Also, many thanks to Hospice of the Gorge for their attention and care of Ron’s special needs. His last days were made much more comfortable because of them. In lieu of flowers, any contributions can be made to Hospice of the Gorge.
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