RICHARD DONNELLY GRANT
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April 5, 1927 - December 7, 2012
Rick Grant passed away to the arms of our Lord on December 7, 2012, in his home in Lake San Marcos, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his only brother Ron Grant, his wife, six children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Rick was born in Akron, Ohio to Harry and Mary Grant. As a young man he served our country in the U.S. Merchant Marines, Coast Guard and Army. He had an exemplary 35 year career with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, retiring in 1985. During retirement he enjoyed golf, travel, card games, family gatherings and he served on the local HOA in his community.
Rick never met a stranger, made friends everywhere, and was beloved by everyone who knew him.
A celebration of life is being planned for February 23, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., at the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Carlsbad, CA. In lieu of flowers and to support research on merkel cell carcinoma (see www.merkelcell.org), donations in memory of Rick can be made to: "UW MCC Research" and addressed to: Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, University of Washington, 850 Republican St., Brotman Room 242, Seattle, WA 98109.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Dec. 12, 2012