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James F. “Jim” Grebe

October 8, 1940 - December 5, 2018


James F. “Jim” Grebe, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2018, surrounded by family.

Born in Bronx, NY on October 8, 1940, he was a son of late Edwin and Angelina (Romani) Grebe. At the age of 17 he joined the Army where he served for four years and later served in the Air National Guard. He graduated from James Groves then went on to earn his Business Management degree from Goldey Beacom College in 1977. He worked for Dupont Chambers Works in multiple supervisory and management roles during his 33 years, prior to retiring.

Jim was active in various organizations throughout his life, including coaching Little League, serving in leadership roles, not only with Chambers Works Management Association, but also the First State Antique Tractor Club, Florida Flywheelers in Ft. Meade, FL, the Delaware Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America and the VFW Atterbury Post in Newark, DE. He also volunteered with the Wilmington Western Railroad and several organizations in New Jersey.

Jim loved to garden, evident by the hundreds of pounds of fruits and vegetables he grew each year. He loved his family and was a true friend to all who knew him.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his friend and companion of 20 years, Jin Yoon; his brother, Edwin Grebe and sister, Doris Grebe, both of Bear, DE; his son, James Grebe (Sheri) of Wilmington, DE; daughter, Kimberley Grebe (Don) of Lewes, DE; two grandchildren, Logan and Elizabeth Grebe of Wilmington, DE, Janet Grebe, his friend and former wife; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 6:30 pm. Interment will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to Wilmington Western Railroad, PO Box 5787, Wilmington, DE 19808 or [email protected].

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  • Dear family of Jim,
    I want to extend my deepest sympathies for your loss. It can be so painful to lose someone close to you in death. I hope you find true and lasting comfort in this difficult time of grief (2 Corinthians, 1 John 5:28,29)!

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and entire family

    The Kirschner Family

  • Jim you were a special friend and will be sadly missed. I’ll miss the chats we use to have. May you Rest In Peace. Our condolences to your family. Barb & Terry Greer

  • Jim you and I shared many years together and you were always in my thoughts and prayers. You were special to me and I will miss you. Now you will be free of pain and you can rest in peace my dear friend.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing .My parents were very close to Jim .My parents are Ken & Sally Moncrief.of frostproof fla.+ greenwood del.Jim will be missed .Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  • Sorry not to have had more time kidding with Jim. Worked with him at duPont, went to school with him at Goldey Beacom, Made time go well;

  • To the Family :
    I am praying for peace for you all during this difficult time. May God bless you.
    Mr. Grebe is in no more pain. God says in his word he will be a comfort to us. We must believe and stand on his word.

    With love,
    Wanda Wilson and Family

  • To the Family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Kim, I have been where you are. I am asking God to wrap his loving arms around you and your family, know that he will be your rock to lean on at all times.

    With Love,
    Twanette L. Black

  • Kim and family,
    I am terribly sorry for your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories that you had the opportunity to make. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    In Love,
    Peggy Craft

  • Kim,

    I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy.

    Sincerely,

    Tressa Chretien

  • Kim and family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the days to follow. May God provide you with His peace and His comfort.

    Lisa Shockley

  • Kim,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May your many memories provide you peace and comfort.

    Shanda Peters

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God wraps you and your family in comfort and peace through this difficult time. Cherish those wonderful memories of your Dad! Praying for all of you!

  • So very sorry to hear of the passing of a great friend. I appreciate the time he and I spent together. Jim always had a big smile and enjoyed life. He often spoke of his wonderful family. A great man.

  • Kim and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am lifting you all in prayer and hope that your loving memories will provide you much peace and comfort.

    Shannon Winslow

  • Our prayers are with you!

  • Kim- I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I pray for God’s strength and comfort during this time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim and family,

    Prayers for each one of you. Praying for peace and comfort through this time.

  • Kim and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s peace and strength for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Kim,

    I am so sorry for the heartache you are going through. Please know that we have been thinking of you and I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. May your cherished memories with your father help to give you peace and comfort.