Dale Grant

Obituary of Dale T. Grant

Dale T. Grant, 86, of Harford, PA, died Friday, September 24, 2021 at The Gardens, in Tunkhannock, PA, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Elizabeth Machell.

Born March 7, 1935 in Harford, PA, he was the son of the late Rupert Grant and the late Myra Tomkins Grant Booth.

Dale was a graduate of Harford High School and was raised on the family farm. He specialized as an AI technician for area farmers, sold Surge Dairy and Farm Equipment, managed the Louden Hill Dairy Store in Clarks Green, and later became an electrician with Local 325, I.B.E.W., Binghamton, NY, before his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the First Congregational Church, Harford, a member of the Harford Volunteer Fire Company and the Free and Accepted Masons, Harford Lodge 445. Dale was active with the Harford Fair for many years where he served as superintendent of the dairy barn, a member of its board of directors and treasurer. Dale was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and upon his retirement, he obtained his pilot's license and flew up until two years ago.

He is also survived by four children: Laurie Jean Grant, Elizabeth O'Neill, Matthew Tracy and Mary Tracy all of Harford, PA; three grandchildren: Devin O'Neill, Brianna O'Neill and Kiai O'Neill; three great grandchildren: Audrey and Theodore O'Neill and Penelope Speaker; a step-sister: Helen B. Foster of Susquehanna, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Agnes Potter Grant, an infant son: Alan Lee Grant; a son: James Tracy; a brother: Albert Grant, and a step sister: Doris Morrison.

The funeral was held Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the First Congregational Church, 5016 Creek Road, Harford, PA, with Rev. Bonnie Resseguie, pastor of the Clifford Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Harford Cemetery, Harford, PA.

Pallbearers: Devin O'Neill, Donald Speaker, Jr., Brian Tyler, Brad Millard, Brandon Bennett and Kurt Kulick.

A viewing was held Tuesday morning, September 28, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the church. Masonic services were conducted at 9:45 a.m. by Masonic Lodge 445. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions were made to the Harford Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 206, Harford, PA 18823

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Tuesday
28
September

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
First Congregational Church
5016 Creek Road
Harford, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
28
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
First Congregational Church
5016 Creek Road
Harford, Pennsylvania, United States

Interment

Harford Cemetery
5016 Creek Road
Harford, Pennsylvania, United States
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