Grant E. Gannon


Grant E. Gannon of Hewitt, NJ, passed away peacefully after a two month hospitalization on January 22, 2020. He was 85 years old.


Born in Clifton, NJ on January 14, 1935, he was the son of Mildred (nee Feeney) and Ulysses Grant Gannon.  He met and married the love of his life, Patricia (Drago) whom he was married to for 50 years.


Grant grew up in the Clifton/Paterson area and taught in Passaic in his early years.  Later, he taught history for the West Milford Township School District for 40 years.


Grant raised cows and he loved horseback riding at his Double G Ranch.


Grant is survived by his devoted wife, Patricia; three sons: James and wife, Susan Hubbard of NYC, Glenn of Los Angeles, CA, and Patrick and his wife, Kazue Tanaka of Osaka, Japan; and the granddaughter he adored, Rei Tanaka Gannon. He was predeceased by his sister, Diane Carlo.


Visitation will be Friday, January 24 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 25 at St. Stephen RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, with interment following the Mass in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Route 17A, Warwick.


Donations in Grant’s name may be made to Doctors without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.


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So sorry to hear about Mr. Gannon’s passing! Praying for God’s peace for all of you as you grieve. He was a favorite teacher of mine! (WMTHS class of 1974)
Jan Blakeman
Sending our condolences at this sad time. Wishing you comfort and courage. DeSalle Parents: Jim and Deni DeSalle
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Gannon. I fondly remember him as my 5th grade teacher at #11 Memorial School in Passaic N.J....he obviously made an impression as that was 61 years ago!! Sending prayers for peace and healing to the Gannon family.
Sharon Estrow
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