Richard Allen Grandle

February 3, 1944 - July 21, 2003

02/03/1944 - 07/21/2003

Past Services

Tuesday July 22, 2003
In The Valley That He Loved
Thursday July 24, 2003
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions



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

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Jeffrey Shelton
8 years ago

Eileen and Family,

My deepest condolences on your loss. I don’t believe I ever made the acquaintance of Mr. Grandle, but I have had the pleasure of working with Eileen for some years and played softball years ago with his sons. You’re in my prayers.

Carol Connell
8 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

yours truly,

Carol, Curtis, Brad and Chris

Carol Thompson

Sandi and Bill Murden and Jason Morse
8 years ago

Richard was a lucky man to be surrounded by such a loving, wonderful family. Keep him in your hearts and your dreams forever.