Grande, George J.
89, of Scottsdale, passed away on March 20, 2013. George was born in Albuquerque, NM on July 4, 1923 to Milton and Julia Grande. He graduated from the University of New Mexico, Johns Hopkins School for International Studies (Wash., D.C.) and Foreign Service Institute. He served in the Air Force from 1943 to 1946, Department of State (Wash., D.C.- Foreign Service) 1950 and served in embassies in Tehran, Iran, Copenhagen, Denmark and U.S.I.D. Taipei, Taiwan, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Manilla, Phillipines and Saigon, Viet Nam. George is survived by his spouse of 45 years, Patricia (Patti). A graveside/committal service with military honors will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary.