Richard Granger
1955 - 2021
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Jan. 12, 1955 - Apr. 8, 2021 On April 8, 2021, in Altadena, CA, at the age of 66, Rich Granger departed this world. He was with people he loved and who loved him dearly. Rich joined the Wilmington-Carson YMCA board of directors while a senior at Carson High School. As a UCLA student, Rich was the President of the Armenian Student Association. Rich's career included nonprofit management and education. As a teacher in LAUSD, he mentored hundreds of students and many colleagues. Music was in his blood. As a teen, Rich played piano to silent movies at Shakey's Pizza and taught piano at his family's business, the Gray School of Music in San Pedro. Rich often went to see his sons' band play and walked with them in the Armenian March for Justice. Rich and his wife Jill, visited Major League ballparks, museums, and iconic restaurants where Rich always overtipped. He hated cheapskates. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jill, sons, Chris and Ryan, brothers Steve and Jim, extended family, and countless friends. Relationships were Rich's treasure. Services have yet to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, please join the family in honoring Rich's memory by donating to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Apr. 15, 2021.
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April 25, 2021
MG! This saddens me. It really does. So very young. Super co-worker. Always cheerful despite life’s challenges.
May the blessing of peace be with you all at this time. Sincerely...
Leslian McNeely
Coworker
April 16, 2021
Rich had a heart of gold, was a gentle giant, and a loving soul. I remember him most fondly with fun times we shared in YMCA Youth and Government and YMCA Camp. You could feel safe and protected when Rich was near with his kindness and tender heart. Rest In Peace Rich.
Diane Steel
Friend
April 15, 2021
So sorry to hear about Rich. Our deepest condolences to all the family. Love Sean and Melinda.
Melinda Dougherty
Family
April 15, 2021
Rich was a great advocate for students with disabilities. He was a special human being. We are praying for the family.
Chuck Trudeau
Friend
April 15, 2021
We are so sorry for for tge works has lost this inspirational educator. Prayers to him in heaven and on earth for his family and friends to have strength in dealing with the loss.
Enriquez Family
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