Thomas C. Grant
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Virginia Beach - Thomas "Tommy" Charles Grant, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Virginia Beach on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2014. Tommy was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Rita Kraemer Grant, he is also predeceased by his brother, Robert Grant. An honored Vietnam veteran, he earned a purple heart and was a Recipient of the Theodore H. Vale Medal of Valor for his heroism in rescuing four people in a capsizing boat on the Long Island Sound. Tommy was also a Captain of the Broad Channel NY Volunteer Fire Department. He retired from NY Telephone Co. after 27 years of service.
Survivors include his wife Andrea Kline; daughter, Evelyn Mulligan and husband Kevin; sons, Robert Grant and wife Geraldine, John Grant and wife Valerie; stepson, Ivan Cockrum and wife Mary; grandchildren, Jack, Brody, TJ, Katie, Ryan, Shane, Gavin, Mason. He leaves behind a special friend Teresa Husted.
The family would like to thank the Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater, the ALS Association and Dr. Andrew Galbreath and the ALS Clinic staff. Donations may be sent to either the Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater or the ALS Association in Tommy's memory.
A committal service will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 19, 2014