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Vincent H. Granberg
Aug. 13, 1930 ~ Mar. 4, 2014
Former Concord Resident
Vince was born to June O'Toole and husband Jacob Murz in Unity, Pa., the eldest of 2 sons. Vince was raised by Oscar Granberg when June remarried. Vince enlisted in the
at the age of sixteen and served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Berlin Airlift. He married Elizabeth Weideman in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and their son Vincent was born there. Upon returning to the United States, he enlisted in the
and served from 1950 to 1954. He served on the USS EssexCVA-9, during the
with his brother Bill, earning 4 Battle Stars. He also served on the USS Franklin RooseveltCVA42. Upon returning to Concord he worked at the Concord Naval Weapons Station and PG&E. He joined the Concord Police Department as a patrolman and was promoted to Inspector. He proudly wore badge #20. He was past President of the California Check Investigators Assn., retiring in 1987. He married Diane Green of Walnut Creek after the death of Elizabeth, and moved to Sun City, Az. They enjoyed a very full and happy retirement. They traveled extensively in the US, Canada, and Europe.
He enjoyed golf, RV ing, stained glass, stamp collecting, working in the community garden at Sun City, and outings with their many friends.
He is predeceased by his parents, wife Elizabeth, and brother William.
He is survived by his wife Diane, son Vincent(Penny) and granddaughter Katie, Diane's children and grandchildren and many, many friends.
Services will be Private...
Published in Contra Costa Times on Mar. 10, 2014
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"Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I knew Vince for many years. He was a fixture as many others..."
- Wendy Smith
"Vince, You will always be remembered as part of the Quality Bakery Family."
- Glenda & Jim Hartman
"Remember you with lots of great memories.. You and the maple bar from the Quality bakery.. Patty Barnes-..."
"Rest in peace, Vince...and thanks for all the laughs and chuckles we shared while working in CPD. You..."
- Jeanne Barredo
"Vince will always be remembered by us as a good and loyal friend. We had many good time RV'ing together..."
- Manuel & Dottie Vasquez
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