John "Jack" Phillip Grant

June 26, 1952May 3, 2019

John Phillip Grant (“Jack”) died May 3, 2019, at the age of 66. Jack was the oldest of three children to Frederic Francis Grant and Elizabeth Mildred Grant. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, he employed his powerful intellect in the engineering field for many years and worked side by side with his father for much of his engineering career. He developed many inventions and was awarded fifteen patents. A man of many talents, he was an inventor, engineer, arborist, real estate broker and investor, general contractor, handyman, novice law clerk, notary public, and master of carpentry; but first and foremost, he was a loving father and grandfather. In his words, his greatest accomplishment was raising his eight children, who would go on to raise fifteen grandchildren. Jack is survived by four sons: John Jr., Fred, Allan, and Sean; and four daughters: Amelia, Michela, Melinda, and Elizabeth.

Jack’s rugged, mountain man appearance reflected his love for the outdoors. He enjoyed working his land, trimming and felling trees, fishing, gardening, prospecting for gold, keeping chickens, raising dogs, and playing baseball. He also enjoyed listening to music, especially Led Zeppelin, which is indisputably the greatest rock and roll band of all time. He was also a bit of a Trekkie, as he massively enjoyed the Star Trek franchise. An animated story teller, he kept his audience pondering the true nature of the tales he would masterfully weave. His sense of humor was mostly comprised of quick-witted quips, light-hearted puns, and tales of misadventure.

In keeping with his preferences, a quaint memorial celebrating his life will occur on May 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Law Office of Clara Yang, 2810 Coloma St. Placerville, CA. A smaller private gathering in his honor will also be held on June 15, 2019 at his favorite fishing place in River Pines Estate, El Dorado County.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, May 19, 2019


John "Jack" Phillip Grant

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