James "Jim" Harold Granish
James "Jim" Harold Granish of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday March 23rd at the age of 68. He was born in Syracuse, New York on December 23 1947 to Harold and Alice (Johnson) Granish. He was married to Diane (Dawson) Granish, April 9, 1983. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Journalism. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. Jim was a skilled craftsmen and professional builder.
Jim was a father, loving husband, brother, son, uncle, great-uncle, coach, friend, volunteer, and church member. Jim was always willing to lend a hand to people in their time of need, to those with disabilities and to those who simply needed to talk. Jim encouraged his children and those around him to be the best versions of themselves possible and he could bring humor to the bleakest of occasions with his dry wit. Jim loved being on the water, spending many days on Lake Lanier with his wife. Jim had an eye for building beautiful things and he found great joy in coaching youth softball.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother Alice Granish and sister in-law Martha Granish. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane of 33 years, they were married in Savannah, Georgia. His father Harold Granish, of Alpharetta, Georgia. His children Matthew Granish and Melissa "Missy" Granish both of Cumming, Georgia; brother Michael (Jane) Granish of Sandy Springs, Georgia; brother David Granish of Burdett, New York; brother in-law Gregory Dawson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and brother in-law Donald (Leigh) Dawson of Charleston, SC. Also three loving nieces Katherine Conlon, Kelley Granish, and Farrah Balderson; and two nephews Courtland and Benjamin Granish.
The memorial service will be held at St. Davids Episcopal Church in Roswell, Georgia on Tuesday March 29th at 4:00 pm. Rev. Ken Swanson will officiate. There will be a reception following the service in the church fellowship hall, the family will receive guests at that time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076. All donations will be used to benefit individuals with disabilities, a cause that was near and dear to Jim's heart.
Scott Huskins Funeral and Cremation Services assisted the Granish family.
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Posted on Fri, March 25, 2016
by Scott Huskins