He was born May 10, 1923 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania to the late Edward Adam Grine, Sr., and Genevieve (McFarland) Grine.
He was a graduate of Tarentum High School, the Mercersburg Academy, and the University of Pittsburgh. He was an account executive with Merrill Lynch in Pittsburgh for 38 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving with the 9th Bomb Group at Tinian Island in the South Pacific, and at McCook Airbase. It was while he was stationed in McCook that he met his wife of 57 years, the former Phyllis R. Rutt.
He enjoyed traveling and was an avid fisherman and hunter, and especially enjoyed trout fishing in the western US.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Rutt) Grine, of Oakmont; son, Frederick (Sandra) Grine, of Shoreham, NY; daughter, Nancy Grine Brown, of Albuquerque, NM; and brother's Charles H. (Joan) Grine, of Sigel, PA, and Robert (Shirley) Grine, of California.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Christine Elizabeth Brown.
A memorial service was held October 15, 2005 at the First United Presbyterian Church, Tarentum, with the Rev. Robert E. Andreen, pastor emeritus, officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in McCook Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 23rd at 11 o'clock with a Masonic Service.
In lieu of flowers, the Grine family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Presbyterian Foundation, 901 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. All gifts made in memory of Edward Grine will be added to an existing memorial fund named for Edward's beloved granddaughter, Christine Elizabeth Brown. These gifts will support in perpetuity the youth ministry at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Reno, Nevada.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the local arrangements.