Father Leon Grantz
GRANTZ, FATHER LEON, C.P., 95, of Louisville, died August 15, 2012 at Nazareth Home.

A native of Louisville, he professed his Passionist vows in 1940 and was ordained a priest in 1946. As a Passionist priest, Fr. Leon generously served God as a teacher, vocation director, local community superior, retreat center director, editor of some Passionist publications, itinerant preacher and health care chaplain.

He is survived by his Passionist community; sister, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and many other relatives.

The Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2012 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1920 Newburg Road, with burial at a later date in the Passionist community cemetery. A Vigil will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Passionist community, 1924 Newburg Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205.

Arrangements are in care of Bosse Funeral Home.



Published by Courier-Journal from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2012.
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if it weren't for Fr. Leon Grantz, I would not be a Daughter of the Heart of Mary/We worked alongside each other at Our Lady of the Ressurection medical center in Chicago.
Dianne Gazzola
August 26, 2012
May good Leon rest in peace! I knew him as a man who kept embracing life! At age 70 he began a career as chaplain - he retired from that at age 92! At his retirement, the residents sang a loving "You are sunshine" Fr. Leon was that for many of us!
Brother Kenney Gorman
August 20, 2012
Became a good friend. Will miss him. Perry, Nazareth Home
August 19, 2012
Not only one of my teachers in the seminary but a dear friend. I had the privilege of visiting with him and his family here in Louisville. We will all miss him.
Dan Fusting
August 19, 2012
Though I have only known him a short time, he became very dear to me. I love him and will miss him dearly.
Michael Lieras
August 18, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to Fr. Leons' family and community. He was a dear friend and loved cousin. He will be missed.
Caroline & Harold Piszczek
August 18, 2012
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