Robert “Bob” Grimmel

LEWISTON – Robert “Bob” Grimmel, 79, of Lewiston, went home to his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning on Nov. 19, 2023, surrounded by family after a fearless nine-month battle with cancer. He was born in Lewiston, Oct. 6, 1944, to the late Frank and Norma (Sampson) Grimmel.

He went to Lewiston schools and was drafted to the Army and served in Vietnam for two years before being honorably discharged. Bob was a jack of all trades throughout his working life, he was a Master Mechanic, owned a restaurant, sold real estate and was top salesman at retail stores. Bob had a beautiful life of 35 years with his late wife Jean and proudly raised her two sons Keith and Shaun alongside her.

In May of 2017 Bob married Sylvia (Glazier) Grimmel. They happily spent their time together between Maine and Florida, enjoying time with family and friends. Bob left a legacy behind of which his close family and friends will forever cherish. Bob’s life reflected the love, mercy, forgiveness and grace of Jesus to all who knew him.

Bob is survived by his wife Sylvia Grimmel (of Auburn), sons, Shaun Tardif and wife Opal of Poland, Keith Tardif and wife Darlene of Greene, brothers Richard Grimmel of Florida, James Grimmel Sr. of Lewiston, Francis Grimmel and wife Diane of Greene, Paul Grimmel and wife Carole of Greene; sister Leila Coombs and her husband Richard of Topsham. Sisters-in-law, Paula Hicks of Auburn, Donna Pekarek of North Carolina; brothers-in-law, Michael Bolduc, David Bolduc both of Auburn. Paul Bolduc of Florida. Granddaughters, Danielle Yake and her husband Chad of Saco, Kayla Lefebvre and her husband Shane of New Gloucester. Great-grandchildren Oliver, Amelia, Bailey, Teagan, Quinn, and Evan. Along with Sylvia’s extended family.

He was predeceased by his brother Timothy Grimmel and sister Faye Poirer and a sister in law Irene Grimmel.

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held Saturday December 2, at New Gloucester Bible Church at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please donate to either the American Cancer Society or Androscoggin Hospice House, or

New Gloucester Bible Church

218 Lewiston Rd.

New Gloucester, Me.


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