Frank Bud Grinnell, age 61, of Big Flats passed away Saturday, November 5, 2005 at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira.
Frank was born on June 1, 1944 in Wellsboro, PA the son of the late James P. and Adah (Shepard) Grinnell. After graduating from Northside High School, he went on to complete barber school and worked for many years at Franks Barber Shop. Frank then was called to duty by the US Army and served during the Vietnam Era as a Sargent. On December 2, 1986, he married Rita S. Iddings at the Community Presbyterian Church in Deerfield Beach, FL. After his tour with the Army was over, he went in Carpet Sales where he had a very prosperous career up until his retirement in 2000.
He was a member of the Corning BPOE Elks Club for more than 35 years and actively served on several committees until he became ill.
Frank, or Bud as most of his friends knew him, was a man who loved his life. He cherished his time with his family and could always enjoy a good cigar and drinks with friends. In his spare time he liked to garden and was a very good bowler. Frank was especially proud to be able to call Corning his home.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Rita S. Grinnell; children, Debbie (Chris) Bruns of Independence, MO, Michele Delmonti of Tucson, AZ, Michael (Kimberly) Gilly of Horseheads, and Steven Gilly of Painted Post; sister, Margaret Gray; brother, Charles (Jackie) Grinnell; grandchildren, Trevor (Kristen) Bartlett, Lindsay and Amanda Bruns, Anthony and Angela Delmonti, Jacob, Bridgett, Abigail, and Zachary Gilly; great granddaughter, McKenna Bartlett; sisters in law, Angelina Grinnell, Candace Sivigilia, Kay Cocola, Renee (Gary) Thompson, Tina (Alfio) LaRosa, Kim (Alan) Decanno, and Lisa (Scott) Stratton; brothers in law, Robert (Jessica) Mattice, Benjamin (Melanie) Secor, and Scott (Laura) Iddings; and several nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Adah Grinnell, brother, James Grinnell, brother in law, Brian Gray
Franks family will receive friends Wednesday, November 9, 2005 from 5 until 8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The Elks Lodge of Sorrow Ceremony will be held at the begininng of the calling hours. His Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 1PM with Father Billotte officiating.
Interment will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post.
Flowers will be graciously received, but donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830