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COBLESKILL - Frederick C. Grantier Sr., 83, of Barnerville Road, Cobleskill, passed away following a brief illness on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at his home, under the loving care of his wife, caregivers and hospice.
Mr. Grantier was born July 6, 1934, in Amsterdam, the son of the late Reginald and Grace (Schaufelberg) Grantier and later graduated from Schoharie High School.
He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 in the 82nd Airborne Heavy Artillery Division and served in the Reserves until 1963, when he was honorably discharged.
Fred owned and operated Grantier Oil Co. Inc. since 1971. The company is still family owned and operated. Many years ago he worked for Ottman & Enders, GLF and later Agway in Oneonta.
He was a former member of the Worcester Fire Department, a communicant of the former St. Anna's R.C. Church in Summit and a member of the Hudson Mohawk Chapter ATHS.
Fred enjoyed collecting Oliver tractors, antique trucks and memorabilia.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne (Rado) Grantier, to whom he was married on Sept. 8, 1956; his children, Catherine (William) Cooley of Varysburg, Frederick C. (Denise) Grantier Jr. of Worcester, Deborah (Craig) Ritchko of Otego and JoAnne (Lewis) Cerra of Savannah, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Kevin, Katrina, Kyle, Sarah and Gabrielle; his sisters, Elizabeth "Betsy" Grantier, Glenda Malette, Nancy Bartholomew and Susan James; along with several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 15, at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 108 Chapel St., Cobleskill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, 138 Washington Ave., Cobleskill, followed by interment in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery, Schoharie.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carleton St., Buffalo, NY 14263 or a charity of one's choice.
Please visit www.guffinfuneralhome.com to light a candle or leave a special message for Fred's family.
Published on September 12, 2017
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