Russell E. McGranor
Russell E. McGranor, age 78,
died Friday, August 8, 2008 at his home in Erie
He was born in McWilliams, Pa. on December 19, 1929, son of the late John A. and Martha G. Fuller McGranor.
He had lived in Erie since 1952. Russell was employed with Copes Vulcan for 30 years before retiring in 1992. He was previously employed with Techno Corp., Bucyrus Erie and Urick Foundry. An avid hunter, fisherman and archer, he was a Deputy for the PA Fish Commission. He served under the Pennsylvania National Guard. The widower of Kathleen (Kate) Noble McGranor, he is survived by four daughters, Linda Kay McGranor, Marsha Lee Horton, Kathleen (Kathy) Palmer and Tammy Marie Chrispen and her husband Donald, all of Erie; one son, Russell E. McGranor, Jr. and his wife Lori of Erie; a foster son, Leonard Deegan of Erie; seven brothers, Paul (Ella) and Franklin (Diane) of Erie, Merle of Ohio, Tom (Denise) of McKean, Harry of Edinboro, Jim of Williamsport, Howard (Gerry) of Brookville; six grandchildren, Sheela “Cheech” Horton, Amy Kernohan (Mike), John Horton, Donald “Tarzan” Chrispen, Mark McGranor and Russell E. McGranor III; step-grandson, Matthew Geer and wife Beth; three great-grandchildren, Christian “Mikey” Horton, Jordan and Austin Kernohan; step-great-granddaughter, Alexis Geer; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Bonnie Jean McGranor, a sister, Betty McGranor and three brothers, Johnny, Robert and Ken McGranor. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., West, 536 West 10th Street on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Morningside Cemetery in DuBois, Pa. Memorial contributions may be left with the Family at the funeral home.
PA Fish Commission.