DENNIS JAMES GRANTZ
Dennis Grantz, of Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, March 19, 2022. He was 71.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elaine (Stahurski) Grantz; two children, son Bradley and daughter-in-law Katherine Grantz of Falls Church, Virginia and daughter Lindsey and son-in-law David Papier of Pittsburgh/Brentwood, England (United Kingdom); three grandchildren, Whitney, Sofia, and Lena Grantz; and many nieces and nephews.
Dennis was employed in banking and the financial services sector for 35 years, he retired from Harvest Financial in 2008. He was a 1969 graduate of the Kiski Area High School and a 1973 graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the bowling team.
He was a past president of the West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce; a past treasurer and baseball coach for many years of the Elizabeth Township Athletic Association; and, for 45 years, a proud member of the Pleasant Hills Rotary Club where he was a past president, Rotarian of the Year, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
His interests included Pirates baseball, Penn State football, politics, voraciously reading newspapers, and doting on his granddaughters.
Originally of Parks Township (Armstrong County), Pennsylvania, Dennis was the son of Edna (Lee) and Wesley Grantz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia (Grantz) Crawford and Carole Ann (Grantz) Miller, brother William Lee, and beloved kin, Mary Thyrsa Lee.
Family, friends, and well-wishers will be received on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025 (412-384-0350, www.stephendslater.com). A visitation will continue, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 9:15 AM until the time of a Mass at 10 AM in Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church 1921 Eden Park Boulevard McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15132. Immediately following will be a graveside burial in the church cemetery on Naysmith Road North Versailles, Pennsylvania 15137, and the customary wake.
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