Darrell John Grything

12/7/1931 - 3/25/2024


Darrell John Grything passed away March 25th, 2024 at the age of 92 at Jefferson County Hospital in Port Townsend, WA. He was born in Tacoma, WA on December 7th, 1931 and graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma, WA. He had many fond memories of his high school years participating in school sports. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed overseas as a medical attendant. 

While stationed in Europe, he bought an MG sports car and explored many countries. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Business in 1953 and went on to be a stockbroker, starting his career in New York City. He later moved back to his home in Washington and started working for Merrill Lynch, where he met his wife, Sally, a co-worker, and they both participated in the ski club. They married in 1961, and were married for over 56 years, sharing a love of the outdoors and travel. Darrell was a ranked and competitive squash player, avid tennis player, skier and backpacker. He loved mountain ranges and relished being an athlete. He combined his passion for athletics with his career and transitioned from stockbroker to sporting good sales in the late 60s.

Darrell will be greatly missed for his sense of adventure and humor, but also as a husband, father, friend, avid golfer and a member of his community of Port Ludlow, WA for 25 years. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife (2017), and is survived by his daughter, Gayle Grything.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on April 21st, Sunday, at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Port Ludlow, WA