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Alexander Grindlay

d. March 3, 2024

Alexander Grindlay, 88, formerly of Port Washington, NY, passed away on March 3, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His departure has left an immeasurable void in our lives, and his memory will be forever etched in our hearts.

Alec shared 64 wonderful years with the love of his life, wife, Nancy (Buhrendorf) Grindlay. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Nancy Grindlay and Lew Abrams of Crested Butte, CO, Beth and Wes Walton of San Francisco, CA, and Amy Iozzo of Las Vegas, NV ; His 3 grandchildren, Garrett, Wesley and Ethan.

Alec was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of the late Alexander and Jessie (Wanless) Grindlay. He is predeceased by his sisters, Margaret and Eleanor.

Alec was a graduate of Lehigh University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He earned his master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from University of Washington.  Alec worked in both private and public sectors.  His final job was as a computer scientist at the Department of the Navy. He retired and moved to Montrose,CO so he could enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. His other interests were ballroom dancing and traveling with his wife Nancy.

Funeral services for Alec will be held on Wednesday,  March 13, at 4:30pm at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 2504 Sunnyside Rd, Montrose.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Crippin Funeral Home is assisting Mr. Grindlay’s family.


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