Grant P. Mitchell, 82, from Fowler
FOWLER, New York (WWNY) – Grant P. Mitchell, 82, of River Road in the town of Fowler, NY, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2021 at the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY.
As per his wishes, there will be no call hours and a private burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur, NY.
Arrangements are in the care of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, located at 324 New York Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Grant was born September 6, 1939 in Rochester, New York, to the late Harold F. and Catherine E. (Adams) Mitchell. He attended Rochester Elementary School and Webster High School, NY. After that he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the “Shore Duty” in Bainbridge, Maryland, then took a posting aboard the USS Forrestal (CVA-59), a heavy attack aircraft carrier, receiving an honorable discharge in 1958., followed by the completion of the mandatory six-year obligation to his country in the Naval Reserve.
A dedicated worker from a young age, he has held a variety of jobs including, but not limited to: general yard work, farm laborer, handyman, professional cook, licensed insurance agent of the State of New York, precision machinist and resident ranger. .
After moving to the north of the country in 1971, he became a general contractor in building / electrical and plumbing. Later, after completing his intensive education in 1986, he became a Certified Professional Locksmith, which he proudly served in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties until his semi-retirement in 2012.
His community service included memberships in the Masonic Brotherhood where he eventually served twice as a master of Governor Lodge # 217, and he was also a member of Wildwood Lodge # 477 in Edwards, NY. He attained the level of Scottish Rite Mason of the 32nd degree and was also appointed Grand Lodge staff officer for the State of New York from 2000 to 2002. He had been a Cub, Boy Scout and Explorer as well as a charter explorer advisor in Macedon, NY in the mid-1960s.
He enjoyed making repairs and unmaintained improvements to his properties; camping of all kinds, traveling with his RV travel trailer; Endless hunting, fishing, target shooting and “crafts”. He is survived by five children; Kathleen Shultz, Marybeth Cohick, Karen Harrison, all of Florida; Amanda Berry, Governor and Grant P. Hewitt, Arizona. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as four half-brothers and one half-sister.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center located at 90 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, NY 14642. Online condolences can be made at www.laruepitcher.com
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