NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – William P. Grannis, Jr., 79, of South Jefferson Street, died Monday, July 5, 2021 at his residence in New Castle.
He was born August 14, 1941 in New Castle a son of the late William P. Grannis, Sr. and the late Mary (Frabotta) Grannis.
He was married to Patricia J. (Ferro) Grannis on July 5, 1966, she survives in New Castle.
Mr. Grannis worked for Shenango Pottery, City Trailer and Phoenix Building Services.
He was an Army veteran serving with the 101st Airborne.
Mr. Grannis enjoyed drag racing cars and rides with his wife for ice cream and going to Walmart.
He is survived by five children, Kimberly Gould and husband, Russell, Toni Sledge and husband, Allen,
Cheryl Rice, Patricia Edmonds and husband, Michael and William P. Grannis III and wife, Sybil, all of New Castle; 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Malone.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 9, 2021 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Avenue. Blessing services will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
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A television tribute will air Wednesday, July 7 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.