Kenneth Grant passed peacefully on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 after a long illness. His long time companion, Lorraine Kazmerski, and nephew, Donald Grant, Jr. at his bedside after a long illness.
Kenneth was born on June 14, 1941 to Foster D. Grant and Avis M. Langley in Framingham, Massachusetts
His parents have predeceased him, as did his brothers Foster, Jr. and Donald Sr.
He leaves two children, Renee Tracy Cheek and Kenneth Grant, Jr.; five grandchildren, Joshua Hardy (Gabriela), Derek and Justin Cheek, Angelique Grant, and Brendan Barrowman. His step-children, Victoria Kazmerski (Glenn McKnight), Paul Kazmerski (Denise Kessey) and Linda (Dermot) Higgins He also served as “Papa” to Lorraine’s grandchildren, Elizabeth Blake-Kazmerski, Laura and Aidan McKnight, Neil and Jake Kazmerski, Shannon Murphy (Alexander) and Sarah Woodling. and 3 great granddaughters — Nevaeh Kazmerski, Carolena Coca, and Aletheia Murphy.
He also leaves a sister-in-law, several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Ken volunteered to serve in the U. S.Marine Corp from 1958-1962, including tour of duty in Viet Nam and Cambodia.
He worked for Walt Disney World for 23 years, retiring in 2003. Visiting Epcot was one of his favorite pastimes after retirement.
He loved to travel on his Harley to such places as the Dragon Tail in North Carolina, Key West, Virginia Beach and his all time favorite Sturgis, South Dakota. Road trips by car included Nova Scotia, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania. Some of his favorites trips included Scotland and Hawaii, and cruises to the Caribbean.
One of his proudest accomplishments was winning a trip to Las Vegas with his pool team to play in the APA Nationals.
Other interests included genealogy (where he was able to trace his family back to the Mayflower), playing pool in league play at the Orlando Moose Lodge, and meeting up with “the guys” at Dunkin Donuts.
He was a member of Orlando Moose 766, American Legion, and NRA, APA and Clan Grant.
There will a Memorial service at Orlando Moose Lodge #766 on June 29, 2019 at 1PM