Douglas W Grimshaw, Artist and Ham

Radio Operator in Hartford, Connecticut

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From Grimshaw Obituaries Contained in “America’s Obituaries & Death Notices” on Grimshaw Origins website…


 

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Hartford Courant, The (CT) – December 15, 2002

Deceased Name: GRIMSHAW, Douglas W.

Douglas W. Grimshaw, 86, of Farmington, died Monday, (December 9, 2002) at John Dempsey Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Regina (Kosinski) Grimshaw. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 23, 1916, he was the son of Jonathan and Annie (Muir) Grimshaw. He was a member of Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. Douglas was a gifted artist who owned and operated the Grimshaw Gallery in West Hartford. He was the first person to have an art show at Constitution Plaza in CBT when it first opened. He had many art shows and won several awards including the National Arts for the Parks Award. He was a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society. He was an award winning ham radio enthusiast who owned and operated the transcontinental W1SVR. During World War II he was actively involved in amateur radio communication for the Army. Most recently he won awards from the American Radio Relay League, Inc., DX Century Club (100 different countries) and the WAC (worked all continents) International Amateur Radio Union. Douglas was a 32nd Degree Mason who belonged to the Sphinx Temple, the Wolcott Council, (Royal and Select Masters #1) the Scottish Rite, the Pathagoras Chapter of Royal Arch Masons #17 and was a past master of the Lafayette Lodge #88. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and A. Gordon Black of Fremont, CA; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas J. and Kathryn Grimshaw of Torrington; four grandchildren, Jason and Amy Black at Fremont, CA and Megan and Erin Grimshaw of Torrington; two nephews; two nieces and grandnephews and grandnieces. A memorial service celebrating Douglas’ life will be Wednesday, December 18, 11 a.m. at the Asylum Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Douglas’ memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of CT, 920 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107 or The Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Hartford Courant, The (CT)

Date: December 15, 2002

Edition: STATEWIDE

Page: B9

Record Number: 0212141590

Copyright (c) 2002 The Hartford Courant Co.

Source: http://grimshaworigin.org/grimshaw-origins-history/grimshaw-obituaries/ 

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Jonathan Grimshaw & Annie Muir

|—-Douglas W Grimshaw (23 Mar 1916 – 9 Dec 2002) & Regina Kosinski

|—-|—-Jane Grimshaw & A. Gordon Black

|—-|—-Douglas J Grimshaw & Kathryn

(Death date from FamilySearch.org, Social Security Index

 

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