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Richard Lee Grant

January 7, 1948 ~ May 31, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Richard Lee Grant, age 75, of New Salem, PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May
31, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 7, 1948, in
Fairbank, PA, son of the late John J. and Helen T. (Kocis) Grant.
Richard served in the United States Army from 1967 – 1969, during the Vietnam War. He
was a member of Vietnam Veterans Inc., AMVETS Post 103, and the American Legion
Post 51. Rich was employed for many years with Steel Scaffolding and then Timberline in
Little California, from which he retired in 2010. Rich got to enjoy his retirement and
stayed active throughout, serving as a member in the VVI Funeral Honor Guard. He
enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.
Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Jo Grant
Zapotosky; brothers, John, Eddie, Bernie, Kenny, and Gary; and sister, Joann; his in-laws,
Glenn and Mary Burns.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Glenda G. (Burns) Grant; daughter,
Becky (Grant) Elizeus; grandchildren, April (Noah) Elizeus, Paige (Cory), and Ali (Taryn)
Dillie; great grandchild, Delanie Dillie; sisters, Debbie (Ron) Holloman and Kathy
(Stephen) Rosneck; dear friends, Carol Croftcheck and Chuck Berkshire; also survived by
his Aunt Gerri Grant, Uncle John “Huck” Scarmazzi, and many nieces and nephews. A
special thanks to “Our Girls” from Amedisys Hospice for their loving care.
Friends will be received ay The Dearth Funeral Home, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem,
PA 15468 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 1 PM until the Service at 6:30 PM, officiated by
Pastor Mark Berkshire. Military Honors will be rendered at the conclusion of the service
accorded by the U.S. Army and the VVI. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the AMVETS of Hopwood, Post 103, 123 Buttermilk Lane,
Hopwood, PA 15445.

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June 3, 2023

1:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Funeral Service
June 3, 2023

6:30 PM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Military Honors
June 3, 2023

7:00 PM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468


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