Earl E. Grant, Jr., 90, WWII vet, active in church, Boy Scouting, PennDOT foreman

By on April 16, 2014


Earl E. Grant, Jr. 90, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at home.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Earl Sr. and Helen (Dundore) Grant.

Earl was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran of the Central European Theatre Campaign, where he served as a medic in the 346th Infantry, 87th Division.

He was a member of the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in Denver, the church council, and the Muddy Creek Lutheran Cemetery Board. He worked as a foreman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, retiring in 1986.

Earl was very active in doing volunteer work at his church, and was a Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scouts. He enjoyed doing paint by numbers, gardening, sporting events, yard work, and he especially enjoyed attending his 87th Division reunions. He loved spending time with his family, his ice cream and traveling.

Earl is survived by his wife of 73 years: Veona Arlene (Tothero) Grant, whom he married January 24, 1941; a son: Michael E., husband of Wanda (Hertzog) Grant of Denver; two daughters: Sherralynne G. Garman of Stevens, and Karen E., wife of Terry L. Good of Ephrata; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Robert Grant of Denver, and James, husband of Thelma Grant of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; and a brother: Kenneth Grant.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut Street, Denver. Funeral services will follow, with Pastor Tom Weber officiating. Interment will take place in the Muddy Creek Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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