February 1, 2014

Grant H. Spaulding

CROWN POINT — Grant H. Spaulding of Crown Point passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old. Grant was born June 11, 1924, in Crown Point, to the late Earl and Grace (Cogswell) Spaulding. He was a lifetime Crown Point resident.

During World War II, Grant enlisted in the United States Navy. He served proudly in Europe, where he was wounded twice, receiving two Purple Hearts. During his recovery period, he met the love of his life, Lillian, who predeceased him.

After being honorably discharged from the service, he went to work for International Paper Company, from where he retired after 39 years. During that same time, he and Lillian ran Spaulding's Snack Bar; which they very much enjoyed. Later in life, Grant ran a firewood business which kept him young and active.

Grant very much enjoyed his family and participating in events with them. He like pointing out that he was one of four living generations. He was extremely self-sufficient and was always doing something constructive. He was a member of Crown Point Fire Department and Crown Point Fire Police. He was also a member of American Legion and International Quarter Century Club.

Grant is survived by sons, Ralph and wife Sandra, Grant Jr. and wife Nancy; and daughter, Carolyn. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are grandson, Casey and wife Ryanne and their sons Cooper and Jack; granddaughter Yancee; granddaughter, Sherry and husband Phil and their sons Bailey and Alex; and granddaughter, Nichole and daughter Megan. He was predeceased by one grandson, Ralph Jr. He is survived by one brother Earl; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Grant has a large family and loved them all.

Arrangements are under the care of Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, with a service to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Crown Point Fire Department, or the charity of your choice.

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