Carroll Grimes

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Carroll Grimes

of Southold, Long Island, New York, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on August 29, 2016, at San Simeon by the Sound. She was 85 years old. She joined the Humanities faculty at the University pf Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1963, serving as the Chair of Humanities from 1971 until her retirement thirty years later. She held a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College, a master's degree in English Literature from New York University, and a PhD in English from Ohio State. Predeceased by her brothers, Richard and William. She is survived by her brother, Dr. James A. Grimes of Santa Barbara, Calif. and her sisters, Nancy McLernon of Flushing, NY and Frances A. Leudesdorf of Southold, NY. A memorial mass will be held on Long Island at a future date to be determined. Locally there are many people who would wish to be counted in the "survived by" group. These include not only former Humanities colleagues and friends, but colleagues from all across the campus as well as UPJ staff members. She also made many friends throughout the community and is fondly remembered by former students. She was regarded with respect and affection by all who were privileged to know her. As Chair of the Humanities, she had the gift of being able to recognize and reward the various talents of her faculty. And in addition to her admirable qualities as an administrator, she always took great pleasure in teaching two classes per semester, and in following her keen interest in Ernest Hemingway scholarship as a longtime member of the Hemingway Society. One of her students commented: "And my, oh my, what a knowledge of Hemingway. She could tell you how many times Papa sneezed." A local memorial celebration is in the planning stages.
Published on September 2, 2016
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