Richard B. Grant Jr.
Richard Benjamin Grant, Jr., 76, of MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, after a long illness. He was born on October 19, 1942, in Elkton to the late Richard Benjamin Grant, Sr. and Thelma Barnett Grant. He was the brother to the late Gar y Lee Grant.
Richard was a graduate of Elkton High School Class of 1961, and served in the U.S. Air Force as a member of the Air Police. He retired from Chrysler Mopar in Newark, DE, where he made many friends that have lasted a lifetime. Richard was a member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church.
Richard coached Little League baseball and was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 238 for his sons, Mark and Martin. He was an active member of the Kenmore Elementary School PTA during Mark and Martin’s grade school years.
In his retirement, Richard enjoyed being on his boat both in Cecil County waters and his beloved Chincoteague Island waters. He loved taking people out on his boat for tours and explaining the waterways and the habitat, as well as having family and friends spend time on “his” island. Early in his retirement, he spent many days walking the hills of Fair Hill, MD, with his dad.
Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria Nichols Grant; his son, Martin, of Elkton, MD, who helped care for him the last two years; his son, Father Mark, daughter-in-law, Michele, and granddaughters, Caitlin “Princess” and Megan “Angel”, all of Aylett, VA. His joy was when his family would come stay with him. He looked forward to summer and Christmas vacation as his Princess and Angel would stay with Grandpop. He is also survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends, and by his beautiful Aunt Nancy Grant of Alabama.
A celebration of Richard’s life, with militar y honors, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2018, at Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 33 Elk Mills Road, Elkton, MD, where visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Private interment will be in Gilpin Manor Memorial Park, Elkton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, or to Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, in care of Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD 21921.