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Former RENO Swimmer, Dale Grimes, Passed Away

Reno Aquatic Club is very sad to hear the passing of former Reno Aquatic Club swimmer, Dale Grimes. Dale was a member of RENO from 1975 to 1980. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Dale Grimes Obituary

Dale E. Grimes passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Dale was born on October 25, 1962 at St. Mary's Hospital in Reno, Nevada. Dale attended local schools and graduated from Edward C. Reed High School in 1980. Dale excelled in competitive swimming during his high school years, competing for the Sparks Piranhas Swim Team, Reno Aquatic Club and the Reed High School Swim Team.


Dale worked in construction as a concrete finisher. His concrete work can be found throughout the Truckee Meadows. In his earlier years, he lived in various towns across rural Northern Nevada working in the ranching and mining industries. He loved spending time with his friends and family and he will be missed at the many social gatherings hosted each year.


Dale is preceded in death by his father James W. Grimes, his mother Yvonne Shaw, and his brother-in-law Richard Atkinson. Dale is survived by his daughters Audrey McClure (David) and Madison Grimes; his dad James M. Shaw, brother Jim Grimes (Kim), sister Nancy Atkinson, and sister Stephanie Neill (Paul); three grandchildren, Alexandria, Savannah, and Bryce; his former wife Deanna Grimes; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Mountain View Mortuary located at 425 Stoker Avenue, Reno, Nevada 89503. In lieu of flowers, the family would request a donation to be made in memory of Dale to the Sparks Piranhas Aquatics, PO Box 51164, Sparks, NV 89435 or the Reno Aquatic Club, PO Box 7064, Reno, Nevada 89510. Rest in Peace Dale.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on May 27, 2018