LAKE GEORGE Robert L. Grant, 94, of Lake George died on Monday, April 28, 2008, at Glens Falls Hospital.
He was born Nov. 7, 1913, at home on John Street in Hudson Falls, the son of the late Charles and Fannie (VanTassell) Grant.
He worked for and managed several local A & P Stores starting at the age of 13.
Bob married Frances Rea in November of 1944, at her parent's home in St. Louis, Mo.
Together they built and operated Pine Grove Cottages, one of the first Lake George family resorts, until building the Stone Gate Motel in 1953, which they owned and operated until 1984.
Bob was a trustee for the village of Lake George in 1946 and was serving as mayor of the village when Gov. Dewey dedicated the Million Dollar Beach in 1949.
He was recognized at the Lake George Village Courthouse at the mock 1903 recreation of the first village meeting, incorporating the village of Lake George.
Bob was a staff assistant in the assembly for Stuart Hawley and Judge Richard Bartlett in the late 1950s and the early 1960s.
In April of 2005, he was recognized for completing 60 years in the Masonic Fraternity.
He was a devoted husband and father but nothing gave him greater pleasure than spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, his son, David E. Grant, his son-in-law, Mark A. Lange, his sister, Louise Belden, his brothers, Charles, William and Buster Grant and his nephew, Garry Grant, predeceased him.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Frances Rea Grant of Lake George and his children: Andrea Dickinson and her husband, Dennis, of Bolton Landing, Joan Lange of Lake George and Barbara Krogmann and her husband, David, of Glens Falls. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Paul Grant and his wife, Sheila, of Queensbury, Lorrai Carpenter and her husband, Bob, of Queensbury, Garth Dickinson of Lincoln City, Ore., Devin Dickinson and his fiancee, Amanda Williams, of Bolton Landing, Maj. Adam Lange and his wife, Renee, of Oahu, Hawaii, Samantha Morehouse and her husband, Michael, of South Glens Falls, Margaux Lange and her companion, David Balogh, of Brooklyn, David Krogmann and his wife, Amy, of Wilton, Jason Krogmann and his wife, Carrie, of Queensbury, Allyson Krogmann of Glens Falls and Grant Krogmann of Glens Falls; and his great-grandchildren: Riley and Jack Grant of Queensbury, Saige and Abbey Carpenter of Queensbury, Alex Dickinson of Lincoln City, Ore., Carter and Jackson Lange of Oahu, Hawaii and Taylor Krogmann of Wilton. Bob also leaves his daughter-in-law, Sandi Grant and her granddaughter, Autumn Moors.
Services and burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Evergreen Cemetery, Birch Avenue, Lake George, with the assistance of Stafford Funeral Home of Lake George.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
Donations in Bob's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association Adirondack Regional Branch of Northeastern N.Y., P.O. Box 4091, Queensbury, NY 12804, Glens Falls Association of the Blind, 144 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the Lake George Volunteer Rescue Squad, 24 Gage Road, Lake George, NY 12845.
Pallbearers will be Paul Grant, Bob Carpenter, Garth Dickinson, Devin Dickinson, Michael Morehouse, David Krogmann, Jason Krogmann and Grant Krogmann.