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Wilber E. Grant

February 20, 1940 — August 9, 2018

BALLSTON SPA — Wilber E. “Skip” Grant, 78, of West Milton Road, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at Saratoga Hospital, following a short illness.

Born on Feb. 20, 1940 in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of the late Delbert Sr. and Mildred (Rivers) Grant.

Skip attended school in Saratoga Springs.

He resided for many years in Middle Grove. He married Diane C. Cowles on Feb. 20, 1998 in Saratoga Springs, and the couple has resided in Ballston Spa for many years.

Skip was employed as a self-employed contractor for John Hogan for many years in the Saratoga Springs region. He really was a jack of all trades and could fix anything.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by three siblings, Shirley Bodenstab, Delbert Grant Jr. and Richard Grant; his best friend, Walter Gee; and one stepdaughter, Bobbi Pratt.

Survivors, besides his wife of 21 years, include five children, Annette Hall (Jim Smith) of Ephratah, Darlene Norton (Brent Fichtner) of Greenfield Center, Kimberly Grant (Tommy Greenlaw) of Greenfield Center, Katrina Suttle (Bill Harwood) of Corinth and Jessica Lapier (Howard) of Ballston Spa; two stepchildren, Beverly Ramsey (George) of Porter Corners; five siblings, Leo Grant of Ballston Spa, Ellen Bell of Saratoga Springs, Sandy Coupens (Craig) of Idaho, Sharon Wine of Watertown and Carol Grant of Glens Falls; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

The family wishes to thank the staff on ICU at Saratoga Hospital, especially Sasha, Kevin, Kate and Dr. Smith, for their excellent and compassionate care given to Skip during his illness.

The family suggests that donations be made to help with funeral expenses to the Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth, NY 12822.

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