Robert Granoff

December 12, 1925April 21, 2013
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Born December 12, 1925, Philadelphia, PA, to Lena and David Granoff. Robert resided in Fall River, MA, until joining the Navy on his 17th birthday in the midst of World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater until 1946. After his service, Robert moved to Laurelton, NY, where he met his wife, Pearl, of 63 years. They moved to Dallas in 1976. Robert was a visionary entrepreneur, changing forever both the women’s hosiery and eyewear industries, most notably with the companies he founded, Reading Glasses To Go and He also enjoyed success in the hotel industry, owning a Best Western hotel in Dallas TX. and Deltona FL.. Robert enjoyed travelling with his wife, with whom he visited forty-nine states and all seven continents. His irrepressible optimism and infectious good nature—along with his reply to anyone who asked how he was, “Fantastic!”—earned him the nickname “Mr. Fantastic” among friends and business associates alike. His greatest pleasures were being with his family and helping the less fortunate. In addition to his wife of 63 years, Pearl, Robert is survived by their three sons, David, Harry and Peter; daughter-in-law, Sonia; grandchildren, Jack and Max; and great-granddaughter, Bella. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Jewish Family Services or other charity.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Judy C

December 7, 2013

Dear Harry,
I recently heard of your father's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved and respected him. I have said prayers of peace for all of you.

Rhoda Gonzales

April 24, 2013

Dear David and Sonia, Vince and I are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Your life and legacy is a blessing from your father's life well-lived. I pray for God's peace and comfort in your family during this time. We love you, Sonia and all your family. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers....Rhoda Gonzales

April 24, 2013

Dear David and Sonia, Vince and I are so sorry to hear about your father's passing.
You are a legacy to a father whose life was well-lived. I pray for God's peace for your family during this time of grief. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Sonia and your family...Rhoda Gonzales

April 24, 2013

Dear David,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Sounds like he was a great guy. I wish I could have met him. I pray God's peace & comfort for you and your family at this time.
Lynda Klempel

Brian and Lynn Lorenz

April 23, 2013


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. We wish your Dad peace.

Brian Imbrey

April 23, 2013

So sorry to hear about your Dad. You both were so close and what a wonderful inspiration you were to each other. The fact that you had the chance to build a successful business together leaves a wonderful legacy. Please send our love to your Mom and your brothers.
Love Brian & Merry

April 23, 2013

Dear Pearl, David, Peter, and Harry:
I was fortunate to meet Robert, and later on chat with him a few times, when he visited Reading Glasses. I could tell that he was a "real Mensch." A wonderful and full of life type of man. I will miss him.
Alan and Sonia Hirsch

Robin Spence

April 23, 2013

Dear cousins and Aunt Pearl, We just received the news from Dad. I was just talking to my husband about the two of you the other day. Healing thoughts and prayers for all of you
Love, Robin (Rosenberg)

April 23, 2013

My Dear Cousins and Aunt Pearl,
My thoughts are with you at this time.
Rest in Peace Uncle Bob
Your niece Penny

Eric M

April 23, 2013

I wish you and your family the absolute best, you all are some of the most outstanding people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Your father had every right to be a very proud parent and husband.