October 31 2012: GRANT, Leon M.


January 19, 1925 – October 26, 2012

Leon M. “Lee” Grant passed away peacefully at his home in Silver Spring, while surrounded by his family. Lee is survived by his beloved wife, Anna “Lilo” Grant, sons Peter (Sheila), and Stephen (Maryann) Grant and daughter Lisa (David) Higgins as well as by his seven grandchildren Jennifer, Bridget, David, Kelly, Charlotte, Jack, and Meaghan. Lee was a native Washingtonian having attended Ben Murch Elementary School, Alice Deal Jr. High and Woodrow Wilson High School. When his WWHS Class of 1942 was graduating, Lee was on a train bound for Paris Island having enlisted in the Marines. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Division where he participated in the Palau and Okinawa Campaigns. After the war, Mr. Grant attended GWU and later received his master’s degree in Commercial Science. He had a career as a stockbroker, and he was very proud of the integrity he brought to work with him every single day. His career allowed Lee the flexibility to teach 1st period accounting throughout the 70’s and early 80’s at St. John’s College High School as well as the time to attend virtually every practice his children participated in. Some of his fondest memories are of his students and of the many student-athletes he came into contact with both as a father and as Coach Joe Gallagher’s Team Moderator for hundreds of the “Johnnies” basketball games. The family will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 3 at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Western Ave. at Quesada St. NW, Washington, DC. Mass and a celebration of Lee’s life will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to St. John’s College High School, Attn. Athletic Department, 2607 Military Road, NW. Washington, DC 20015-1099.

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