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Douglas Grant

April 19, 1923 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 98)


Douglas Grant, 98, passed away on May 29, 2021. He was born in Bo’ness, Scotland, to Alexander and Jane Grant. He arrived in America at the age of 7. His family settled in Donora, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Donora High School, Douglas was a Machinist Apprentice for American Steel & Wire Co., Donora, PA. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served as a radar technician. Following the war, he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He retired from Goodyear Aerospace Corp. after a 33 year career.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Claire; daughters Gill Grant & Valerie (Pete) Briggs; grandchildren, Maddie, Audrey, Griffin and Zach.

A special thanks to the staff at Summa Hospital and Hospice.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service with military honors will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Doug’s name to: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron, Ohio 44313.

Services in care of The Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory, Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N. Miller Road  Akron, OH  44333.

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