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Walter F. Grampp, Jr.

AGE: 84 • formerly of Lincroft

Walter F. Grampp Jr., 84, formerly of Lincroft, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, on Drayton Island, Florida. Walter is survived by his children, Peter Grampp of Lakewood, CO and his wife Julianne, James Grampp of Red Bank, and Barbara Moore of Red Bank and her husband Greg; his grandchildren, Britta Grampp, Cathryn, Gunnar, Anna and Stephen Moore; his sister Marie Cornell of South Plainfield; many nieces and nephews; and his granddog Emma. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Mary Grampp, his wife, Joan Grampp, his son, Walter Frederick Grampp III and his sister Elizabeth O'Brien.

Walter was born in Elizabeth, NJ in 1932. He attended St. Benedict's Preparatory High School in Newark, and graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1956. He served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army (1956 to 1958), and then spent his career in the horticultural/nursery business, growing plants and flowers, founding the Shadow Lake Nursery.

Walter spent much of his later life on Drayton Island on the St. John's River in Central Florida. He was a board member of the Bartram Trails Society, active in that society's marker project, a member of the St. Augustine Historical Society and the Fruitland Historical Society, and a trustee of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society. A lifelong reader (a joy he shared with his children and grandchildren), Walter recently published a book, "The History of Drayton Island." Walter loved to travel and he was a longtime friend of Bill W.

There will be a Memorial Gathering to celebrate Walter's life on Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 1 to 3 pm, with words of remembrance at 2:30, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 325 Little Silver Point Road, Little Silver, NJ. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mon Co SPCA, 260 Wall St, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724 are preferred. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 27, 2016
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