GARDNER GRANT Dead at 85
FROM: BILL TAYLOR
DATE: MARCH 29, 2012
RE: GARDNER GRANT
I regret to inform you that long-time friend and ASF Honorary Director Gardner Grant passed away yesterday, March 28th. Gardner joined the Board of the International Atlantic Salmon Foundation (IASF) in 1980 and continued to serve as a Director of ASF (US) until 1994. He was elected an Honorary Director in 1995. While a Director Gardner served on many ASF committees and was especially keen and interested in ASF's research activities. Gardner was also active in many other conservation and fishing organizations including the New York Anglers Club which issued the following obituary:
Gardner L. Grant of Purchase, NY and Jupiter, FL, a long-time member of the Club, passed away on March 28, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston, MA, Gardner spent his early years in Providence RI. He was a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Business School, and led a family-owned company in the invention and development of equipment for the automatic collection of tolls on tunnels, bridges and turnpikes. Following the sale of the company to a publicly held corporation, he moved his family to Scarsdale, NY and continued to serve as president for over a decade. Later, Gardner became active in real estate development and management. A life-long, passionate fly fisherman, Gardner was active in numerous environmental and angling related organizations. He served as president of New York's Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers, the Federation of Fly Fishers and the American Museum of Fly Fishing; and a board member of Trout Unlimited, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, the Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research and Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History. Gardner is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Ellen, his daughter Laurie Zimmerman, son Gardner L. Grant, Jr, son-in-law Dr. Franklin Zimmerman, daughter-in-law Sulu Hegde Grant, and grandchildren Stacey, Ricky, Sean and Shakira. The family requests that any donations in Gardner's memory be made to the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, VT.