James H. Grant, 85, a lifetime resident of Kennett Square, died on July 25, at Paoli Hospital, Paoli.He was the husband of the late Betty Anderson Grant, who died in 2003 and with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Mary E. Hamilton Grant.

Mr. Grant worked for the Chester County Health Department, Division of Weights and Measures, for 12 years. Prior to that, he was a salesman and service manager for the Ford dealership in Kennett Square for over 35 years.

He was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square.

He was a 1940 graduate of Kennett High School and enjoyed gathering every three months with his former classmates. He volunteered for the Kennett Fire Co. No. 1 for 67 years.

Jimmy was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by a daughter, Patti E. Tatum and her husband, Tom, of Northbrook; a son, Timothy J. Grant and his wife, Louise, of Coconut Creek, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Brian T. Grant and his wife, Sonia, of Valencia, Spain, Bethany M. Pistorius and her husband, Ryan, of Euclid, Ohio, Alex Tatum and Erin Tatum, both of Northbrook.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, July 30, at St. Patrick Church, Kennett Square. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Kennett Area Senior Center, 427 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Online condolences may be made at www.griecofuneralhomes.com.

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