June 15, 1927 ~ June 7, 2004
Grantham, Robert Lee a 76 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2004 in San Pedro. Born in Los Angeles, California on June 15, 1927.Robert had served during WW II in the Navy and retired from United Airlines after 36 years of service. He spent his retirement volunteering, most recently, as a docent at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. He is survived by daughter, Terry Ann (David) Martin of Torrance, daughter, Jodie (Fred) McMilon of Garden Grove; son, Robert Lee (Lesa) Grantham, Jr. of Mason, MI; daughter, Jill (Kenny) Mann of Torrance; sister, Betty Grantham of Torrance; brothers, Harold Grantham of Escapawpa, MS and Leighton Grantham of Westchester. Also left to mourn his passing are six grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 9th at 11:00AM at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.
Bob was one of our most valued Docents at Los Serenos. As President of the Organization I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Bob was a beloved friend and Docent. His work with our group earned him the title of Docent of the Year in 1999 and it was well deserved. His work, along with family members, at the annual Whale of a Day festival showed how much he cared for the young children of the community. We will miss him very much but he will be always remembered as that great guy who was always there for us with a smile and words of wisdom. May God bless him and keep him in a very special place in Heavan. Vic Quirarte
We will sincerely miss Bob. He was such a bright spot in our organization – Los Serenos de Point Vicente. He always had such a positive attitude, and could never do enough for us. We know he loved being part of Los Serenos. He left a legacy in the Childrens Games part of Whale of a Day. He will be dearly missed, especially on Whale of a Day. Fondly, Bob and Joan Barry
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to each of you. “If a man die, shall he live again?” asked the man Job long ago. (Job 14:14, ) Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions? Well, the Bible makes the promise: “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” And the Bible also says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”-Isaiah 26:19; Psalm 37:29. Our Heavenly Father promises also to wipe away the tears from our eyes and remove all the things (including death) that cause us so much pain, suffering, and sorrow forever. (Revelation 21:1-5) May you continue to find comfort in him. With Sympathy Annette
My dad will be missed sorely by me, my husband Fred and our daughters, Stephanie and Katie. He was only 76 years old, not old by today\’s standards, but he was ready to go home to my mom. I am going to miss his lectures and his stories about United Airlines. I am glad he was here to watch me become the wife and mother he always told me I\’d be. I\’m glad he\’s not going to be lonely for my mom anymore. This past year was too much for him. Battling and beating prostate cancer, breaking his ankle and slowly losing his eyesight was more than he could take, and I\’m glad God took him home. My dad was not perfect, no earthly fathers are, but he was my dad and for that I am thankful. He was quick to hold any baby and would drop right down to the floor to play with a toddler. How many adults out there remember him loving them as a child? At the funeral I kept hearing, “My favorite Uncle Bob”. You are loved and missed, Daddy. I\’ll see you again some day. Love, Jodie