Peter E. Granger


WORCESTER - Peter Granger, known to friends as Scoop, peacefully passed away at the age of 83 on April 14, 2019.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1935, in Glens Falls, to Earle and Lutheria Granger.
He graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Glens Falls and attended Cobleskill Agriculture and Technology College, graduating with an associate degree in animal husbandry.
Following his college graduation, Peter enlisted in the United States Marines. He was proud of his service and celebrated the Marine's birthday yearly.
Peter was well-known in the Oneonta area as a bar owner, softball pitcher and a friend to anyone in need. Peter owned the Copper Fox Tavern for 20 years and he proudly sponsored dozens of events at the venue for various charities, fundraisers and promotions for college fraternal organizations.
Pete always had a smile on his face and was an excellent chef and free spirit. He enjoyed hosting parties and dinners at his home and place of business.
Peter was predeceased by his parents; and his devoted wife, Marjorie Granger.
He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Brown and fiancé, John Mullin and two grandchildren, Hayley and Logan; three sisters, Gloria Granger Mann, Mary Granger Ponting and Catherine Granger Welcyng; his stepchildren, Wayne Sabia and his son, Dylan Sabia, as well as Tim and Melissa Sabia with their two children, Bailey and Tyler. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Peter always happily gave back more than he received. He will be remembered in the minds of a great many people for his generosity and kindness.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. with Military Honors at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester Food Bank, 178 Main St., Worcester, NY 12197.
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Published on April 15, 2019
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14 posts

Marian Roy
Apr 19, 2019
Pete will certainly be missed in the town of Worcester. His presence will be missed at the coffee shop at the Worcester Inn in the mornings. He always had a smile on his face, and a joke along with it. You are on your next journey of life Pete you will be missed here . Marian
Bobby Sharp
Apr 18, 2019
Peter said to me the time that he owned the bar I think it was called Kitty Gordon’s, he said “when they’re talking about you is when you know you are doing good it’s when they’re not talking about you is when you got to worry! I am very sorry!!! he was a business man!! God Bless Him!!!
Hugh Smith
Apr 18, 2019
So sorry to hear of his passing.
John H.Higgins
Apr 17, 2019
Peter was a kind, caring fun loving person. I played softball with Peter and developed a friendship that I am thankful for. Loved you Peter.
Greg Bidanset
Apr 17, 2019
Thank you for my job at The Fox and teaching me how to throw a knife. Semper fi, from a Navy guy.
Andrea Stowe
Apr 16, 2019
My condolences to Peters family on their loss. I have fond memories of him,
Andrea Stowe
Apr 16, 2019
Very sorry to hear that Peter has passed away. I have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family.
Craig Fisher
Apr 16, 2019
I worked with Pete for my cousin Rusty Lawton’s business. NAFT. I slept in many of hotel rooms on the road with Pete. He kept us all from getting in to much trouble. He stayed up as long as we did and partied and worked as long as we did. He’s in a lot of my fond memories. Sorry for your loss.
Joan Blanchard
Apr 16, 2019
So very sorry to learn Peter passed away, truly a great person and friend❤️
Deborah Ide
Apr 16, 2019
I remember serving him at the Worcester Inn. He will be missed
Jerry Maloney
Apr 16, 2019
Pete was a special person, very kind and loving. He always was ready to help or listen to you. We shared many good times and laughed a lot. Good bye old friend.
John R Sparaco
Apr 15, 2019
My good friend for over 50 years. Going to miss you buddy Semper Fi!!
Benjy & Flora
Apr 15, 2019
Peter you will be very missed, memories & your smile will live on
Patti King
Apr 15, 2019
What a wonderful person he was! I used to babysit Carrie in Laurens. Peter was always good to me and my family. He will be missed. Love and prayers to the family