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Hoyt S. Grant Jr.

August 18, 1922 ~ July 8, 2019 (age 96)


Hoyt S. Grant Jr., at the age of 96, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers, FL on July 8, 2019. He was loved, supported and cared for by his family and friends during his final days of his most amazing life.   

He led a full life with a smile on his face and had a show tune to sing at any moment. A proud Marine from WWII, devoted husband, father and friend with words of wisdom to share upon asking. He was a legendary graphic arts industry leader and his innovative thinking influenced so many.

With his wife Vera Semanko Grant (1923-2008), a proud “Semper Fi” Marine, the two combed the continent by land, sea and air – RVs, sailboats and planes and their adventurous and creative approach inspired many. 

His goal was to really live life and create special moments by leaving memories to cherish. He learned to “Pay it Forward” and did “Random Acts of Kindness” before it was fashionable.

Hoyt is survived by the families of his four loving children:

Genelle, with husband Richard (FL) and sons Erin (CO), Dylan and wife Carolyn (FL).

Gari, with husband Don (FL) and son Elliot (father Walter Sudal – deceased).

Gayna, with husband Doug (AZ).

Skip (Hoyt III) with wife Rita (NY) and sons Garrison(NY), Hanson(MA) and daughter Martina(NY.)

SERVICES: A Military Honor service will be held in at the Wapping Cemetery in South Windsor, CT on July 16 at 10am with lunch to follow at The Mill On The River. Another service will be held in Florida on July 18th at Calusa Harbor, 2525 1st St, Ft Myers, FL.

In lieu of flowers, we suggest you support the amazing angels at:

Hope Hospice: 9470 Healthpark Circle  Fort Myers, FL 33908

or do a “Random act of kindness” today for someone who could use it.

We invite you to share a comment or photo to share as we celebrate the great life of our Dad…HOYT S GRANT Jr.

With Love, and our sincere gratitude for how this man has touched so many…

*The Grant Family


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Graveside Service
July 16, 2019

10:00 AM
Wapping Cemetery
30 Oakland Road
South Windsor, CT 06074

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