Frank J. Granger


On the morning of Saturday, December 26, 2020 Frank J. Granger, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was 93.

Frank was born and raised in Troy, NY to the late Francis and Rose Granger. As a young man, Frank served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. He retired in 1988 from the Watervliet Arsenal where he had been employed for over thirty years as a quality control inspector.

Frank was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, bird watching, and photography. Of all his hobbies, he was most passionate about golf and continued to play up until his recent illness. In his final months, he resided with his daughter’s family, enjoying good food and ending his evenings with a Rob Roy. Frank had a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his wife of 25 years, Helen (Essegian) Granger. Frank is survived by his two daughters, Susan (Edward) Charette of Ballston Spa and Michele (Patrick) Neary of Delmar. He was a loving grandfather to Rachel, Matthew, Shannon, Ryan, and Kevin. Frank is also survived by his two brothers, Donald (Phyllis) Granger of Clayton, NC and Gerard (Carol) Granger of Pottstown, PA, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Frank will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Helen at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Frank to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Guest Book

Kristen Cecala

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My condolences to your entire family!

Hal Smith

Frank I will surely miss you and that sharp wit you frequently shared with me. Rest In Peace my friend.

Clint Dawley

Frank and I crossed paths the first time soon after BLCC became an 18 hole course, headed to #2 and 11. We were introduced, shook hands and Frank said " nice bag you've got there ". I started rambling about how I just bought it and how much I liked it... then I glanced over at his cart and saw that he had the same exact Ogio cart bag. Over the years, I would always compliment him on his nice bag, even though he had a different one. I still play out of that same Ogio bag and will be reminded of Frank every time I play. Frank was one in a million and I'll miss Frank dearly. My most sincere condolences to his family.
Clint

Bob Flynn

I enjoyed playing golf with FRANK and the rest of our weekly group at Burdenlake. FRANK had the smoothest golf swing and I admired how he continue to play golf and excel at it while in his 90s. He often shot less than his age, a feat that very few can do. He was not only a very good golfer but a gentleman. He will be missed. God’s peace and comfort to dear FRANK and his family.

Mike Ciccarelli

Had a great time playing golf with Frank over the years. I will really miss him. We both told a lot of “stories” while playing and we both got a few laughs out of telling each other, “no stories today”. St Peter is going to have a great time playing with Frank. RIP Frank.

Bill Bassett

He will surely be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend.

Dan Nichols

I have many good memories of playing golf with Frank. RIP Frank.

Phil DiMura

I’ll always remember all the good times we had together on the golf course. Rest In Peace Frank.

Debbie Constanza

I will truly miss Uncle Frank. My family and I really loved having him around. He was a bit of a wise guy who would always make us laugh. I loved bragging about my uncle, how he was in his 90s and could still golf like a pro. Many of my friends also got to know him from our neighborhood and everyone always liked to come say hello to him when he was over. He will be missed by many. Love you Uncle Frank!