Olen M. Grimes of Lincoln University

Olen M. Grimes, Jr., 54, of Lincoln University, died suddenly on Monday, Oct. 10, at his home due to a heart attack. He was the beloved husband of Roxann Carter Grimes, with whom he shared 18 years of marriage.

Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a son of the late Olen M. and Ann (Kane) Grimes. Mr. Grimes was a 1980 graduate of Kennett High School. He served in the Marine Corps during peacetime.

He was the owner of My Polished Salon and Artworks Gallery in Kennett Square. During his years in business, he gained a vast knowledge of local well-known artists and their works, including Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Sebastian Upson, Rea Redifer and Richard Bollinger, to name just a few. He was a longtime member of the Longwood Rotary Club where he donated his time and treasure to local initiatives each year.

In earlier years, Mr. Grimes was a member of the Unionville/Chaddsford JCs and the Kennett Fire Company. He was once an EMT, and car salesman at the former Garnet Ford in Kennett. He once enjoyed logging, was a disc jockey, and loved hunting, fishing and reading. He  loved the town of Kennett Square where he worked and gave selflessly for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson; four brothers, John, Carl, William and Michael; five sisters, Kathy, Ann, Vergia, Margaret and Vickie and two grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 to noon on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116), 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, 19348. A service in celebration of his life will follow at noon. Interment will be held privately. Contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Area Community Service or KACS, PO Box 1025, Kennett Square, Pa., 19348. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, visit www.griecocares.com.

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