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Grant E. Seaward Sr.

August 21, 1939 — May 21, 2024

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Holley: Grant E. Seaward Sr., age 84, passed away on May 21, 2024. He was born August 21, 1939, in Buffalo, NY to the late Edgar and Harriet Grant (Seaward).

Grant served in the US Navy from 1957-1961 and worked as a structural engineer for Eastman Kodak from 1966-1998. He was an avid hunter, and had various other hobbies including wine making, bee keeping, arrowhead making, tending to his cattle, or tinkering on tractors. Grant also volunteered for many years as Scoutmaster of Troop 62 in Holley.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Donna in 2006, and sister Jean VanBuskirk.

Grant is survived by his son Grant (Jessica) Seaward, grandchildren Grant III “Tripp”, Ryan, Makenna, significant other of many years, Velma Graczyk, nieces Laura (David) Clark, Karen (Nencho) Kolev, Sharon (Bill) Goetz as well as many friends.

Grant’s family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 16650 State Route 31 Holley, NY 14470 on Tuesday, May 28th from 10:00-12:00 followed by a very brief time of sharing at 12:00pm Interment will be held privately in Lancaster Rural Cemetery in Lancaster, NY.

Memorial contributions in Grant’s name may be made to any local Veterans organization of the donor’s choice.

To share a special memory of Grant, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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16650 New York 31, Holley, NY 14470

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