Grimley, Charles M. "Gus". Of Tamarac, Florida, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, and Dorchester, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021, after sustaining injuries resulting from an accident.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Augustus "Gus" Grimley and his mother Ellen Elizabeth (Carey) Grimley.
Charles grew up in the Annapolis Street section of Dorchester, and attended Boston English High School. He graduated from Boston State College with a BS in Education in 1961 and received his Masters Degree in 1963.
Charlie, or "Gus" as he was known by his family and friends, taught in the Boston School System for many years before relocating to St. Louis, Missouri. There he was an instructor at the prestigious Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School. Gus also served as the official timer for the Country Day School State championship football team.
In 1985 he was the recipient of The Walter J. McCreery Chair of Distinguished Teaching established to support excellence in teaching and opportunity in learning.
He was loved by his students and faculty alike.
After his retirement in 2005, Charlie settled in Tamarac, Florida, and in 2007 accepted an assignment as a Substitute Teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale where for 7 years he taught English and other courses whenever a substitute teacher was needed.
He was a lover of the ocean and especially the South River of Marshfield, Massachusetts, where he spent many happy days.
He leaves many friends and colleagues.
Funeral services will be private.