Howard J. Graninger


Howard J. Graninger, 98, a resident of Four Seasons Retirement Community, died at 2:47 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018.

Howard moved to Columbus from New Jersey and retired in 1985 as Vice President of National Accounts at Cummins Inc.

He was a native of Arlington, Virginia and a 1941 graduate of Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church, past-president of Harrison Lake Country Club, and past-president of Toastmasters Club in Columbus.

In his employment opportunities at Curtiss Wright Corporation in New Jersey, Ambac Industries in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Cummins Inc. in Columbus. He served his entire career in sales management positions.

In non-business activities, he enjoyed flying as an active pilot for 41 years, was an avid golfer, and was noted for his contributions to programs at Harrison Lake as a member for 50 years.

Please join us in a celebration of life at Harrison Lake Country Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, to celebrate his joys and love of life with his family and friends. Private inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Andy Critzer Memorial Golf Scholarship through the Heritage Fund, Columbus, Indiana; or the donor’s choice of charities.

Howard was born in Arlington, Virginia, the son of Samuel and Elinor Graninger.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

He married Jane Cornforth in August 1945; she preceded him in death in 1995. He later married Meriam Oswalt Stonecipher; she preceded him in death 2006.

Howard is survived by a son, James (Michele) Graninger of Miami, Florida; a daughter, Nancy (Terry) Kirshman of Columbus, Indiana; two grandchildren, Stacey Graninger (Baxter Baldwin) of Scottsdale, Arizona and Justin (Shelly) Graninger of Phoenix, Arizona; and five great-grandchildren, Cameron, Kennedy, Cassidy, Jackson, and Jake.

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