11 août 2015


''W. Grant Thesier, 71, "Mr. Grant" passed away unexpectedly at his home in Pitcairn on March 6, 2012.

Born August 8, 1940, the 3rd youngest of 15 to Leo & Katherine Sauter Thesier of Lowville, he graduated from Carthage Central School in1959 and Canton ATC with an Associate's degree in Agricultural Management in 1961. He joined the US Air Force in 1962 where he was stationed in Germany and excelled as a crew chief on the F-105's until his honorable discharge in 1967. He married Katherine Hamilton of West Carthage on January 6, 1968 in Newport Beach,CA.. They relocated to Pitcairn, NY in March of 1971 and started in business with what would become Mr. Grant Contr. Inc. where he was sole owner and President.

His memberships include St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, Greenwood Hunting Club, Edwards Snowmobile Club and the National Auto Sport Association.

His hobbies and interests include antique tractors, summers at Lake Bonaparte with family and friends and High Performance Driving. He had a great love of operating equipment of all nature, tractors, airplanes and his hobby farm. He truly enjoyed his antique tractors, especially working with them in the fields with his friends and grandson Steven.

He was very fond of and cared for all his employees and his business. He was a very caring, generous, dedicated, inspirational, ingenious, knowledgeable and thoughtful individual who built enthusiasm in others. He was a great leader, husband, father, mentor and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Grant is survived by his wife, Katherine, two sons: Steve & Bonnie Thesier of Pitcairn...''
SOURCE http://www.wwnytv.com/community/obituaries/W-Grant-Thesier-71-of-Pitcairn-141653783.html

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