Grant Prentice

Obituary of Grant M. Prentice


Grant M. Prentice, 85, went to be with his family on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.


Born July 23rd, 1933, the son of the late Francis M. and Leila A. Guinup Prentice. He served on active duty in the USAF during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955 spending 36 months overseas.


Upon his return from Korea, Grant married the love of his life, Gladys O’Dell Prentice on August 14th, 1955.



Grant is survived by his loving and devoted wife Gladys, their three children, Ericia (Scott Mercer), Terry (Jennifer and their children Julianne, Ryan, Katelyn and Derik) and Roger (Mary and their children Rebecca and Matthew) as well as a sister, Eleanor Weeks of Tennessee.

Grant was employed by General Electric Company in their Aeronautics, Ordinance and Systems Division prior to Korea and later as a Senior Designer in Schenectady. He also worked at their Research and Development Laboratory, retiring at the age of 57. 


Grant loved music, in his younger years he played trombone with his dance band the “Melody Boys”. Upon retirement, he enjoyed researching his family’s genealogy and documenting it online. He was of the Methodist faith.


In addition to his parents, Grant was predeceased by his older brother and best friend, Roger, who passed away in 1992, and brother George. Many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends also survive.


Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.


Interment will take place in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.


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