We are sad to report the loss of our neighbor and friend, Granger W. Searvance Sr. He was 85. Granger passed away on Sunday, January 2nd, 2016. His funeral mass took place on Saturday, January 9th, 2016. He grew up in the downtown area of Jersey City and lived at 50 Astor Place for several decades. Granger was awarded the Purple Heart for his military service. In 2000, he was recognized as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, New Jersey's highest military honor for courage and patriotism, from the New Jersey House of Representatives.
In lieu of sending flowers, Granger's family will appreciate gifts of plants. Memorial donations also can be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs in Granger Searvance's name.