J. Grigsby Markham

Markham, J. Grigsby Age 94, Died Peacefully March 29, 2013. Father of Grigsby C. (Pat), David H. (Betsy) and Diane Lane. Proud grandpa of Robyn (Shawn) Harrington, Whitney (Todd) Halvorsen, Ginny Lane and Andy Lane. Great- grandpa of Taylor, Graham, Marin and Anja. Further survived by his former wife Diane, his niece Beth Nicholson (Phil), other relatives and dear friends. Grigsby was raised in Oconomowoc and attended Milwaukee County Day School, Milton Academy and Harvard University. He served his country proudly as a captain in the Army Air Corps. In addition to his career as a stockbroker he was an expert fly fisherman, avid hunter, meticulous stamp collector, enthusiastic outdoorsman, community leader and builder of duck decoys and blue bird houses. Most especially he was a skilled and generous cabinet maker. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Newcastle Place 12600 N. Port Washington Rd. (Mequon) Wed. April 3rd from 3PM until 5PM. Grateful Thanks to the staff at the Highlands at Newcastle Place for their dedication and care. In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to the Milwaukee Public Museum or the Copper River Watershed Project (Cordova, Alaska).

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 31, 2013