RICHARD A. GRANDLE
Richard Allen Grandle passed on July21, 2003 after a long bout with cancer. He was a twenty-eight year veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1988 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He worked for several years in Civil Service before being forced to leave due to illness. He was born February 3, 1944 to Margaret and Warren Grandle in Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA but was raised in Baltimore, MD.
He is survived by his very special friend and wife of 38 years, Eileen J. Grandle of Virginia Beach; two devoted sons, Brian And Darryl, and two dear daughter-in-laws, Laura and Amy; two very precious granddaughters, Jessica and Samantha, all of Virginia Beach; and a beloved sister, Brenda Howdyshell of Mt. Solon, VA. He is also survived by a brother, Gary Grandle of Baltimore, MD, and a sister, Sharon Grandle of Harrisonburg, VA. He always said that