James V. Grana

Zion, Illinois

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Well done fine and faithful servant. You will truly be missed and remembered in Our hearts.

I am very sorry for your loss, I remember meeting both your parents several times when coming to pick Kyle up and visiting with your family. You are all in or prayers.

I'll never forget Mr. Grana coming to the Terrace Nursing Home to visit his mother Antionette. I was 16 and that was my very first job. Mr. Grana was a very devoted son and visited her almost every day. She had very long hair and he used to brush it for her. They were both so funny....always laughing and talking together (mostly in Italian but happiness translates easily). My condolences to the family.

My cousin told me of Jim's passing as he saw it in the paper. As a former employee of VR Wesson for 12 years, I knew Jim well, went to high school with his son Dave (Waukegan class of 73), knew his other son Mike from VR Wesson, and he and my aunt, Kay Kock, went back many, many years and were part of the foundations of that company. I didn't know of his service on the US Yorktown; very interesting and what a generation. I moved away from the Waukegan area over 2 decades ago, but VR Wesson...

Jim was such a great person and I am so glad to have known him. He was a good man. My heart goes out to the family during this time.

Jim was one of the nicest standup guys i have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was very special to our family. He will be missed by many.

My sister Barbara Thompson and I are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We loved working at V.R. Wesson with him. He was a great boss, and didn't mind that we had so much fun. Our sympathies go out to his wonderful family. We will never forget him and his smile.

James Grana was one of the nicest, most caring man I ever met, please Rest In Peace, James you will be missed by many.

I was so sorry to hear of Jims passing, He was such a good friend to my parents over the years. He is the reason my Dad joined the Elks. They had many happy times there and at the army reunions. After Dad passed Jimmy used to come to see Mom. She so enjoyed his visits. Now they can all be together and talk about old times over cocktails.


James's Obituary

Grana, James Vincent 93, of Waukegan, IL died on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at home. He was born March 27, 1920 in Waukegan. James married Myrtle Ruth Martin on November 5, 1948 in Waukegan. He was a Veteran of WWII and was probably the last surviving crew member to have served on the USS Yorktown...

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