June 30, 1934 — December 3, 2018
GLENS FALLS — Walter Clifford Grant, 84, of Glens Falls, passed away Dec. 3, 2018 at Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Argyle, on June 30, 1934, he was the son of the late George and Nellie (Jones) Grant.
After graduating from Argyle High School, Walter enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country proudly from 1953 to 1957 as a medic.
Walter continued to provide for others after he was honorably discharged by working for the New York State Department of Health and driving an ambulance. Later, he worked for BASF in Rensselaer as a boiler engineer until he retired.
On Nov. 30, 1957, Walter married Shirley Mary Maranville at St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls.
Together they raised four children, taking time to go on many camping trips. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and yard work at home. Above all, he enjoyed time spent with his family. The holidays, Christmas particularly, were very special to him.
In addition to his parents, Walter was predeceased by his beloved wife, Shirley, in 2001; two grandsons, Michael Joseph Grant and Wayland Jesse Grant; his three brothers, Frederick, Vernon and Gary Grant; three sisters, Shirley Liburdy, Patricia Matraw, and Harriette Grant; and three brothers-in-law, Marvin Maranville, James Caldwell and Gordon Strong.
Those left to cherish his memory are his four children, sons, Matthew B. (Nancy) Grant, Mark A. (April) Grant, John P. Grant (Fiancé Angela Gitto) and daughter, Terrie M. (John) Grant-Fox; three grandchildren, Nicole (Brian) Adolfi, Joshua Grant (Fiancé Vallie) and Ashley (Mike) Marchese, Devon Ingram, Kristen and Haleigh Condon; great grandchildren include Sophia and Anthony Adolfi and Peyton and Nolan Grant; his brother, Gordon (Jean) Grant; along with several in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Church, Glens Falls.
A graveside service, with military honors, will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, South Glens Falls.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of High Peaks Hospice, Meals on Wheels, and Mountain Valley Hospice, for all their care and support.
Condolences and floral arrangements may be sent directly to Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804, or through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.