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Jose Granado
1964 - 2015
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Jose Granado
Jose Granado, 50, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away June 18, 2015.
He was born in New York, New York on November 13, 1964. Jose received his bachelors from Manhattan College.
Jose was married to the love of his life, Laurie Ann Granado (Chavez), for 25 years.
He had a career as a computer security consultant for Ernst & Young LLP, and also had a passion for baseball and hockey.
Jose is survived by his loving wife, Laurie, his son, Anthony, his brother, Eddie, and his mother and stepfather, Migdalia and Luis Limardo.
Services for Jose will be held at 11:00 am, June 23, 2015 at St Anthony of Padua 7801 Bay Branch Dr. The Woodlands, Texas 77382

Published by Houston Chronicle on Jun. 21, 2015.
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I just learned about this loss today. I met Jose when I was with EY in Mexico City. I met him for the first time in 1999 or 2000, he was our mentor and helped build the EY Information Security practice in Mexico that became one of the most admired and respected in that country.

I left EY in 2012 to move to Toronto, Canada and called to Jose to announce my decision, his message to me was conforting and encouraging. He was a remarkable leader. Today, I am sending Christmas notes to my friends and that includes my EY family. For a strange reason, when thinking of Jose to send a note, I Googled his name and found this. I was, I am schocked. I will always remember him with respect, appreciation and love.
Carlos Chalico
December 23, 2016
Jose was the rarest of human beings: a giver in time of need, a light in the darkness, a motivator, a peacemaker and a confidant. For most of his career, he worked in a highly competitive, sometimes aggressive environment, yet, Jose never seemed to be effected by or in any way involved in tangental firm politics. He was both loved and respected by all; very difficult in our world I know this because we were both Partners at E&Y. He was also one of my closest friends. I believed that this friendship would last a lifetime, but I, like all those whose hearts he touched, are impelled to cherish the memories of the many great and memorable times we had together.
Pete Sfoglia
December 19, 2015
Very rarely in the course of 20 years do I meet people who are universally loved and respected by all whom they touch. Jose was one of those rare people. He will be greatly missed.
Lee Kushner
July 14, 2015
Very sorry for your loss. Jose was a tremendous partner and we all feel his loss at EY. May he rest in peace. Blessings, Renee Domhoff
July 7, 2015
I met Jose when I joined EY several years ago and he was the friendliest, most wonderful person! We shared a passion for photography and he was the first to offer help whenever I need something in the Cyber Security space. My sincere condolences to your family. Rest in peace, Jose. God bless.
June 30, 2015
Jose was a "one of a kind" partner to have the honor of working with at EY. My deepest condolences to his family and friends...his EY family feels this loss as we reflect on the great experiences we had with him over the years. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.
June 30, 2015
I'm very sorry to hear of Jose's passing. He will be missed by the EY Houston family. My condolences to the Granado family.
Menda Williams
June 29, 2015
I remember Jose from our days at Manhattan College. He was a good guy and a true patriot. RIP and I will keep him and his family in my prayers.
Lisa Brown
June 28, 2015
Jose was a great man who gave selflessly. He is missed already...but he has left his mark on all of us who spent even a little time with him. May his memory be eternal.
Marios Damianides
June 26, 2015
I am very sorry to hear about losing Jose. We were in the USAF together in San Antinio, TX. My condolences to the family.
Kenny Rodgers
June 24, 2015
Our Dear Loving Uncle Jose, will be missed. He was a Great Uncle and a kind and generous man. We will always love him and our love of computers comes from him. It is almost unbearable how much we miss him, but we were lucky to have been blessed with someone who made our family even more special. He had such a big heart! We will Love you always, Uncle Jose. When you get to Heaven please give GrandPa Jose a big kiss from both of us.
Tyler & Dylan Granado
June 24, 2015
It is said that the great ones make all those around them better. Jose was a great one. His positive influence on so many of us speaks volumes for his selflessness and the value of his counsel. Laurie, AJ and the Granado family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him but I am thankful to have worked for him, for the many happy memories we shared and the opportunity to build on his legacy.
Lionel Yee
June 24, 2015
Jose was a great man, partner and friend. My prayers for peace and comfort go out to the Granado family. He will be missed.
Andy Rusnak
June 24, 2015
Jose was an outstanding Partner and a true friend. His competence and sense of humor had us alternately thinking and laughing here in Cincinnati. Granado family you are in our thoughts and prayers
Mark Beischel
June 24, 2015
I am so sorry for the Granado family's loss. Jose was a good man and he'll be missed.
Shane Molinari
June 24, 2015
Jose will be deeply missed. I had the great fortune of working with Jose for many years. More important than his technical acumen and tremendous work ethic, was Jose's commitment to his family - both his personal family and his work family. He was a passionate and caring man who selflessly committed himself to the success and achievements of others. There are few people who truly care for others as much as Jose. He leaves a lasting legacy and will be remembered by many of for years to come. My condolences to his family and friends.
Gerry Dixon
June 24, 2015
My deepest sympathy to all of Jose's family and close friends. I have worked with Jose for many years on so many different client projects. I was so sad to hear of his passing and know that so many people (and clients) have been impacted by his technical excellence.
Lynne Coviello
June 23, 2015
May God comfort those left to mourn the early departure of this Officer and Gentleman. You truly AIMed High. Rest in peace.
Juan Rodriguez-Tolentino
June 23, 2015
I am extremely saddened. He inspired many IT professionals, and was respected by everyone in the firm. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Juhee Williamson
June 23, 2015
My sympathy and heartfelt sorrow to Jose's family! Jose was first and foremost a true friend through and through. He added energy to every room he entered and found humor and joy in so many things. Jose was a Partner's Partner - smart, trustworthy, kind, thoughtful, reliable,...; I could go on and on. We need more Jose's in our lives. I will miss him!
Neal Sornsen
June 23, 2015
On behalf of the Nemia family we would like to express our deepest condolences on the loss of Jose. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Through the years, Jose and I would talk about three things; his love for his family, his love of the New York Yankees and the New York Rangers and his passion for cyber security and his vision for it within EY. He was a great friend and a role model for all that knew him. I will miss his laugh and his perspective on life. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on in all those he touched. May God watch over his family as we will keep them and Jose in our prayers.
Francis Nemia
June 23, 2015
My deepest condolences to Jose's family. I'm reflecting back on how fortunate I was to meet and work with Jose back in the early EY TSRS days. He was a teacher and a mentor to many. My thoughts and prayers are go out to his loved ones.
Paul Valley
June 23, 2015
Jose's legacy of technical excellence, servant leadership, kindness and compassion sets the bar that we all aim for. We miss you Jose.
Dillon Dieffenbach
June 23, 2015
What a tremendous loss for his family and our firm. Jose was a partner's partner and was always willing to dive in to make a difference. I will keep his family in our prayers. God Bless.... Sam Johnson
June 23, 2015
I first met Jose when we were starting our computer forensics practice back in the late 90s. We had a lot of work to do, but Jose always made sure we found time to enjoy each other and the experience, including being part of the exercise to give everyone on the team Star Wars nicknames. I recall another time someone made a graphic of a hurricane weather pattern with Jose's face in the midst as Hurricane Granado approached Houston. It was a great team.

But as much as he helped us each pursue our own dreams and goals and feel like we were part of a big family, it was always clear what drove him -- creating a better life for his wife and son. Which just made us love him even more.

Thank you for sharing him with us and please now know we all share in your grief at his far-too-soon passing. Many prayers to you and your family.
SanDee Priser
June 23, 2015
My thoughts & prayers are with Laurie Ann and Anthony, as well as Jose's extended family. Jose was such force in our firm. I remember well when the cyber security center was opened in our Houston office - how very proud I was of Jose's leadership and passion around the effort. He was so far ahead of our competitors and just so passionate about the subject. I loved his positive attitude and drive for our firm. Jose will be missed but please know that he made a very big difference in our firm.
Scott K Halliday
June 23, 2015
Jose was loved at EY. He lit up every room he walked into and made everyone feel like they were the most important person on the team. I will miss him very much but his legacy will live on in all of us and all of the many people Jose coached, mentored, and taught.
Justin Greis
June 23, 2015
mike swyt
June 23, 2015
My deepest condolences to Jose's family. Jose made a strong, positive impression during the short time I had the pleasure of working with him. He will be missed. My prayers are with him and his loved ones.
Mike Zachman
June 23, 2015
My thoughts are with Jose's family. I worked with Jose at EY and supported his team's marketing efforts. He was an amazing man who everyone loved working with and taken far too soon. He will remembered very fondly. My prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
Molly Parsons
June 23, 2015
Condolences to the family and friends of Jose Granado. You are all in our prayers. It was an honor to know and work for Jose at SFG. He helped and mentored many souls.
Lawrence Arevalo
June 23, 2015
During the time Jose and I worked together, he taught me that you can learn to relate to a person through the books they read. At the time he was reading about baseball, photography, cybersecurity and most notably family.
Like many at EY, I will remember Jose fondly. It was an honor to call him boss and receive his leadership.
My sincere sympathies to the Granado family.
Sean Wessman
June 22, 2015
My thoughts and prayers for Mr. Granado's family and friends.
May The Lord be with you in this difficult time; he was well respected man to work at SGC.
Sophia Tejada
June 22, 2015
I worked with Jose back during his AFOSI days and although we had lost touch over the years, I was very sad to hear the news. I am truly sorry for your loss, Jose was indeed a good man taken way too soon. I never would've enjoy the last half of my AF career if it wasn't for his help. My prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time.
Don Gall
June 22, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Granado family. May he rest in peace. God bless.
Emerson Lacson
June 22, 2015
Jose will be greatly missed by his fellow partners in EY. We used to always say how nice it would be if we could just replicate Jose 10 times because he was so valuable with his technical security knowledge. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jose's family that you will find peace knowing he was a blessing to those who crossed his path. Debra Grandjean (San Antonio, TX)
Debra Grandjean
June 22, 2015
Jose will be greatly missed by his fellow partners in EY. We used to always say how nice it would be if we could just replicate Jose 10 times because he was so valuable with his technical security knowledge. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jose's family that you will find peace knowing he was a blessing to those who crossed his path.
Debra Grandjean
June 22, 2015
My most sincere condolences to Jose's family. Jose was truly a one of a kind treasure in how he was extremely talented in cybersecurity, demonstrated a sincere interest in all people, and most of all, he valued his family above all else. Not one conversation went without bantering about his Yankees and my Red Sox - I can hear him laughing today. He left an impact on so many people and is a true loss. May God bless him now and continue to bless his family as Jose looks down on them from above.
Rob Dongoski
June 22, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I have worked with Jose in the past with him in the Houston EY office. My prayers go out to you and your family. He was always so kind and thoughtful and had a very pleasant and positive outlook!
Karen Dolezal
June 22, 2015
Taken from us way too soon, Jose will be deeply missed by our entire family. His kind hearted friendship meant so much to us. While he encouraged others to strive for success and balance, he was humble in his own success. A man of integrety, we know his time here will continue to inspire lives that he touched. His love for his devoted family, his passion for his job, along with his enthusiasm for his beloved Yankees is how we will remember Jose. Praying for peace and comfort for Laurie and Anthony.
Sam and Laurie Burtch
June 22, 2015
Laurie and AJ---There are not enough words that can adequately address the grief and sorrow for the loss of your loved one. I pray, however, that you will find some measure of solace; consolation knowing that God placed Jose in our family for a time. In that time, short as it may seem, was time at least, to know him, to love him, experience him, and now. time to cherish him in loving memory forever; blessed to have had him for this time, than to have never had him at all. Love You, Uncle Robert.
Robert Chavez
June 22, 2015
I had the pleasure of working with Joe during my time at E&Y and thereafter. He will be missed.
Patrick Heim
June 22, 2015
To Jose's family, my deepest symphonies for the loss of your husband and father. Jose always impressed me with his technical skills, his commitment to family and the values he supported. It was indeed these items which contributed to my hiring of Jose to join the EY family many years ago. As he is now with our Lord in Heaven. I know he is your angel overseeing your daily lives. God Bless Jose, and you his family.
Gregory Price
June 22, 2015
Words are difficult to find at times like these. My memory of Jose will forever be a blessing in my life. My most sincere condolences to his family and to this devoted community. He will be remembered.
Liz Mann
June 22, 2015
Jose had such a positive impact on so many of us that worked with him at EY. It is impressive to look around the consulting and security space today to see just how many careers and more importantly, lives, he had a positive impact on. I feel fortunate to have considered him both a mentor and friend.
Mike Swyt
June 22, 2015
My deepest condolences. I worked very closely with Jose on an EY engagement and instantly became friends with him. He was so warm and just easy to talk to..all around great guy and of the highest integrity. He will be greatly missed. I will be praying for Laurie and his family.
Jo Ellen Helmer
June 22, 2015
Jose, I am so sorrowed by your loss. You were an inspiration to many and will be greatly missed by all your EY friends and colleagues.

My deepest sympathies to the entire Granado family - my heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time.
Vicki Kamenova
June 22, 2015
Jose believed in me and gave me an opportunity to work as one of the first interns at EY's ASC in Houston. During my first week at EY, I was extremely nervous and didn't know if i was doing the right things and if i was going to succeed. So, I approached Jose to seek his guidance. I clearly remember his words In order to succeed, do at least one thing every day that scares you, that makes you nervous. I have been following his advice till date.

Thank you for your remarkable leadership, which has united and inspired all of us at EY. For all that we have learned from you, and all that we will continue to learn from each other, thank you, Jose.
June 22, 2015
Although I only knew Jose for five years, he was the person who most inspired me at EY, and particularly his passion for all things "cybersecurity". Jose you were always willing to give everyone a chance, and saw the uniqueness in each individual. For that, I will be eternally grateful. Although we have lost a great person, I am certain your spirit will continue to inspire those at EY for many, many years to come!
Danielle Cosgrove
June 22, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Jose was an amazing man, co-worker and friend. His legacy will live on at EY as if he is still here leading and mentoring so many of us. As Jose passes to a peaceful and loving place, it is my prayer that his beautiful family will have some peace and strength from knowing that he touched so many people professionally and personally and is remembered for his leadership and passion for life, family, friends and work and the tough fight that few could have endured. There is nothing greater to have accomplished; he did it all. I will miss you Jose.
Cheryl Moersen
June 22, 2015
Deepest condolences to Laurie and AJ, and all Jose's Family and Friends. May God grant you peace to guide you thru the darkness. You will be in our prayers.
Erica Cantu
June 21, 2015
My deepest condolences Laurie and AJ. May the Lord grant you both with serenity in this time of loss.
Love always,
Samantha Cantu
June 21, 2015
Jose was a great friend, person and professional. He genuinely cared about everyone. He will be sorely missed.
Frank Bresz
June 21, 2015
Our prayers go out to the Granado family. Jose was a great role model for my son Alexander and he will be missed.
Jim and Elsie Fellows
June 21, 2015
Jose, you have touched the lives of many here at EY in incredible ways. Your legacy lives on through everyone that you have inspired.

My deepest condolences to the Granado family.
Karen Correa
June 21, 2015
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Jose will be missed, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chris Winn
June 21, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with Laurie and AJ, and I know that God is with them right now.
George Rojo
June 21, 2015
Jose was a fantastic person and a great friend. I will miss him and his passion for work and life. He is a big loss but the world is a better place because of Jose.
Bob Sydow
June 21, 2015
Jose you will always be an inspiration to me, I thank you for being that role model I needed in life, growing up in the heights! I will truly miss you, my heart felt sympathy to you and your family, love you always!
Panayotis Patetsios
June 20, 2015
Jose was not only a great brother, but a best friend, a teammate and a hero. He was always their for his little brother no matter what. I gave Jose the nickname the Captain because not only of his amazing leadership in the Military, but his leadership in every day life. I will miss my brother every single day of my life, but I know he will still be watching over me from the heavens above. Love always, Eddie Granado NJ.
June 20, 2015
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
June 20, 2015
Jose --my friend, colleague, and confidant; with tears in my eyes and hurt in my heart, I am thanking you for all the wonderful and fun times we shared at work. You had an exceptional impact on my life. As much as I will miss our talks, you will always be a part of my life. You were an influence that made me a better person and guided me when challenges arose. May God bless you and your family.
Suzie Ray
June 20, 2015
Jose touched countless lives and will be remembered often and fondly. The world is definitely a dimmer place without him. Laurie and AJ, you will always be in our prayers, Love Eric, Anne Marie, Annabelle and Alexander Chavez
Eric Chavez
June 20, 2015
My sympathy and thoughts go out to the entire Granado family. Jose was my Partner and most importantly my friend at EY. His care and compassion were felt by all that knew him, and he always encouraged his teams and clients to reach for their personal best. His big smile, infectious laugh, and positive outlook on life will always be remembered. EY has lost a real gem, but his legacy will carry on in all those he guided, coached, and mentored.
Jay Layman
June 19, 2015
I'm so sorry to learn that Jose has passed away. He was one of my favorite partners at EY and someone who always had a smile and a kind word of encouragement. All of his EY family will miss him very much. God's blessings to his family.
Troy Smith
Troy Smith
June 19, 2015
Granado Family,
My prayers, thoughts and smpathy are with you at this time. So sorry for your loss. He was a co-worker when he was with OSI at Randolph.
Know he is always in your heart and memories.
Stay strong and bless you.
Victoria Posada Foreman
June 19, 2015
There is little that can be done to assuage your grief in this time of need. In your darkest moments reflect upon Jose's smile and intoxicating laugh so they may carry you through. May God bless you and all your family.
Bill Corbitt
June 19, 2015
Jose was a good friend, a confidant and trusted advisor. I hired Jose to join us at Trident Data Systems. He later returned the favor and brought me in to EY. it has been an honor and privilege to call him a friend and to have enjoyed a 20 year friendship. He was a remarkable individual
Brian Kelly
June 19, 2015
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