William J. Grant of Chadds Ford

William J. Grant, 79, of Chadds Ford, died Wednesday, March 15, at Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, N.J. He was the husband of Janet Huyett Grant, who died in 2012, and with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William and Edith Himes Grant.

Mr. Grant was a program manager/engineer at Boeing in Ridley Park, retiring in 1998 after 40 years of service. He was also a volunteer at SCORE providing free small business advice.

He was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Chadds Ford, and the American Helicopter Society, and a graduate of Villanova University.

Mr. Grant enjoyed going to the Brandywine River Museum and traveling with his wife and family.

He is survived by two sons, Robert J. Grant and his wife Robyn of Seattle, Wash., and Steven M. Grant and his wife Kathlynn of Voorhees, N.J.; one sister, Nancy Stickles of Delaware County; six grandchildren, Jessica, Hannah, Austin, Richard, Erik and Kelsey.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road in Chadds Ford. His funeral mass will follow at 10. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Brandywine River Museum, C/O Director of Development, Brandywine Conservancy, P.O. Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 or to the  American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.grieoccares.com.

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