John H. Grant formerly of Fair Haven
- May 15, 1943-Sept. 22, 2012
John Hinemon Grant, formerly of Fair Haven, passed
away at home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. He was born May 15, 1943 in Fort Monmouth, NJ to John W. and Martha E. Grant. John's family had a
long history of military service dating back generations. After graduating in
1961 from Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey, he chose to pursue the same path. In 1965, John
graduated from Pennsylvania Military College and joined the U.S.
Marine Corps. Serving for 20 years, he had a very distinguished military
career. John served two tours of duty in Vietnam and flew A-4 fighter jets. He earned a Bronze Star
Medal and three Navy Commendation Medals (among others) before retiring in
1985 as a Lieutenant Colonel. John earned graduate degrees from both Pennsylvania Military College and the University of Southern California. We can all be proud that men like John Grant
choose to serve our country.
Sailing became his passion after retiring from the Marines. In 1987 and 1988,
he was part of the "Stars and Stripes" America's Cup team that won the Cup back from Australia, and defended it from a New Zealand challenge. John continued to work closely with America's Cup teams through the early 1990s. After his
sailing days, John moved to Las Vegas and partnered with Robert Lyons and John Kohls. They merged their businesses to form Logistics
Concepts Inc. Together they provided their services and products to military
and law enforcement agencies to help
keep all of us safer.
John is survived by his sister, Penelope Husson of
Las Vegas, NV; brother, David Grant of Monmouth, NJ; former wife, Suzanne
Grant of San Diego, CA; son, Jeff Grant of Loveland, CO; daughter, Amy Vanderheyden of El Cajon, CA; four grandchildren; and
nephews, Matt Husson of Virginia Beach, VA, Stephen
Husson and Eric Husson,
both of Las Vegas, NV. He was preceded in death by his father in 1957, his
mother in 1994, and his brother, Stephen Grant on Sept. 7, 2012. Among those closest to John were his dogs. He was
preceded in death by Jasmine, Maxie, and Xena. He is survived by Thor.
John will join his parents at Arlington National Cemetery. He will receive a military service and burial on Nov. 13, 2012. You can honor John by giving to the Wounded
in Asbury Park Press on October 14, 2012