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Richard R. Grantham


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Richard R. Grantham Obituary
July 25, 1927 - May 22, 2016 Richard R. Grantham, a San Marino resident since 1957, passed away May 22. He was 88. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Charlotte, son Robert, twin daughters Ann Frey and Susan McElroy, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. His second son, Scott, preceded him in death. Grantham began his business career in 1950 as an auditor for Price Waterhouse. He later held executive positions with Cyprus Mines Corporation, and with Trust Company of the West. He was firm yet unassuming: a kind, calm gentleman. Born July 25, 1927, in Ogden, Utah, Grantham was elected student body president of South Pasadena-San Marino High School. Upon graduation in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Afterwards, he attended Claremont Men's College, where he also was student body president. He graduated magna cum laude in 1950 with a BA in business and public administration. Grantham's commitment to his alma mater, CMC, was a lifetime affair. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1965-2000, and then as a Life Trustee beginning in 2001. In recognition of his support for CMC, Grantham received numerous honors, culminating in a Lifetime Service award in 2014. Grantham was an avid recreational sailor and swimmer who swam laps in his backyard pool most mornings before work. He took up tennis at age 50, enjoying many games with friends and family until his late 70s. A memorial service will take place Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11 a.m., at Church of our Savior, 535 W. Roses Road, San Gabriel, California. In lieu of flowers, Grantham's children request donations in his memory be made to the Richard and Charlotte Grantham Scholarship at Claremont McKenna College, the Pasadena Symphony, or Church of our Savior.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 18 to June 19, 2016
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