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James "J" G. Grinnell

September 2, 1946 ~ January 23, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

James "J" Grinnell Obituary

James G. “J” Grinnell, 76, of Coudersport, ran to the arms of his Savior, Monday, January 23, 2023 at his home.  J was born on September 2, 1946, in Batavia, NY, the son of the late Samuel and Betty (Ager) Grinnell. J is survived by his wife, Jean; his son Charles “Chip” (Rachel) Grinnell and his beloved grandchildren, Aida, Bethany, Piper and Samuel.

J spent his life teaching and preaching.  He taught high school business, was an adjunct teacher for GCC, taught in the NYS prison system in Attica and Groveland, and was the Chaplin of the Genesee County jail for several years.  His passion was teaching the bible, whether at a Bible study, home group, men’s group, and preaching at various churches.

A celebration of J’s life will be held on Feb. 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Church in Alexander, 3389 Church St, Alexander, NY 14005. 

The family suggest memorial contributions in J’s name be made to the Church in Alexander, or to the hospice care facility of the donor’s choice.

The family has entrusted J’s arrangements to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 N. East Street Coudersport, PA 16915. To share a memory or condolence visit

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Memorial Service
February 18, 2023

1:00 PM
The Church in Alexander
3389 Church St,
Alexander, NY 14005


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