Nelson Grimm, age 97, passed away on March 18, 2020, at his home in Ocala, Florida.
Nelson was born on March 22, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio to Gertrude and Leo Grimm.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an airplane mechanic. He married the love of his life,
Ida Sorkin, on June 10, 1945.
Nelson received a degree in chemical engineering from Cleveland State and worked for General Electric,
Lamp Division, for 40 years. At GE, he was responsible for the company obtaining numerous patents.
Upon retirement, Ida and Nelson moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where Nelson became a member of
the Coast Guard auxiliary.
Later, they moved to Sun Center City, Florida and became members of Beth Israel.
Nelson is survived by his wife of 74 years, Ida, their children, O. Steven Grimm and Beverly Grimm
(Ronald Wiggins), grandsons David Grimm (Amy Duffield), Jeffrey Grimm (Abra Faraon) and Jonathan
Grimm and 4 great- grandchildren.
Memorial services will not be held at this time.
Condolences can be sent to Ida Grimm, 2650 SE 18 th Ave. Apt. 245, Ocala, FL 34471
Donations can be sent to Beth Israel: 1115 Del Webb Blvd East., P.O. Box 5203, Sun City Center, Florida
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