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Richard L. Grammes

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Richard L. Grammes, 88, of Coplay, died July 8, 2019. He was the husband of the late Norma J. (Bieber) Grammes.

Born in Trexlertown, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Braim) Kressler.

He served during the Korean War as a U.S. Navy Airman. He served aboard the USS Valley Forge and the USS Intrepid as a F4U Corsair chief mechanic. He also served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flying on a Douglas JD-1 Invader.

He and his wife co-owned Norma J. Restaurant, Orefield, since 1967, which their family continues to operate.

He was a member of Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church, Orefield.

He is survived by three children, Michael R. and his wife Kelly-Anne of Deal Island, Md., and Jamie L. and Douglas P., both of Orefield; three grandchildren, Matthew M. and his wife Alexis, Kimberly A. and her husband Dan Clare and Samuel R.; and two great-grandchildren, Lily and Danny.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.