Cathie Grimes 1952-2018

LEAVITTSBURG — Cathie Grimes, 65, passed away at 3:03 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center, following a long battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 22, 1952, in Warren, the daughter of Joe and Harriet Ella Damon Yakubek.

She was a 1971 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, for eight years she worked on the assembly line at Packard Electric and was also a cashier at Walmart.

Cathie loved Sunday family dinners.

Cathie is survived by her husband, Clair A. Grimes, whom she married on Sept. 14, 1978; six children, Heather Sykes of Warren, Barbara (Lamar) Snyder of Lordstown, Ray (Sandy) Grimes of Texas, Arlene Romeo of Iowa, Dara Kovalik of Warren and Tara (Marc) Steven of California; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ash J. (Dolores) Yakubek of Cortland and Greg J. (Rose) Yakubek of West Virginia, and two sisters, Amy (David) Politsky of Howland and Phyllis Yakubek of Warren.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles.

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