Leo Grant

Leo Grant

Tuesday, February 10th, 1925 Monday, November 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Leo R. Grant

Leo R. Grant, 94, of Mohnton, passed away at home on Monday, November 18, 2019.
He was the husband of the late Mary Fox Grant who died in 2013. Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late William U. and Lydia E. Weaver Grant.
Leo was a 1942 graduate of New Holland High School, a 1948 graduate of Muhlenberg College and received his Master’s Degree from Temple University in 1955. He served in the U.S Coast Guard during WW II.
His professional career included being a principal at Brecknock Elementary for 8 years, at Conestoga Elementary for 3 years and The Western School for 3 years. He retired from Kutztown University where he had been a professor for 18 years.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Holland, where he had served on the Vestry and Council and had taught Sunday School.
A special thanks to the many caregivers who provided comfort and aid to Leo over the years of his declining health.
He is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Weaver Hagey.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 22, at 2:00 P.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 221 E. Main St., New Holland, PA with the Rev. Dr. Charles Oberkehr officiating. Burial will be private. A visitation will be held following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leo’s memory may be made to Berks County Hospice, 1170 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, PA 19610.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 |
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    221 E. Main St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019
    Visitation will be held following the service.
  • Service

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    221 E. Main St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Charles H. Oberkehr

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Raymond S. Martin

I was a student of Mr. Grant's in 7th and 8th grades at the Western School near New Holland from 1952 to 1954. He was highly regarded as a teacher, some saying that he was the best teacher they ever had.
-Raymond S. Martin, McLean, VA
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