Grant Laird Sr. died Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at the age of 63 after a struggle against lung and bone cancer.
Visitation: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Saturday, January 9, 2010
Moore Funeral Home
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, Texas 76012
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Wilbert and Dorothy Laird, he graduated from DePaul Institute in Pittsburgh. He started his own painting business for about 20 years before he moved to Texas in 1980. He had variety of jobs and finally retired from Texas Instruments. He was a restless advocate for the deaf community for many years and enjoyed volunteering his spare times at deaf clubs. He love to play bowling and go camping & beach with family during vacation. He was a handyman and loved to fix and remodel around the house.
Survivors: Wife, Donna Zoller Laird; children, Grant Laird Jr. and fiancee, Katie Stanton, Grace Shaffer, husband Ron Shaffer, Granger Laird, wife Vanessa Bryant Laird, Grania Laird and Grady Laird and fiancee, Mary Jo Contreras; grandchildren, Jessica Laird-Naymushin, Amanda Laird, Skyler Shaffer, Kacey Shaffer; sibings, Shirley Laird Manol and Paul Edward Laird; nieces, nephews, spouses and their children, Tony Andiorio Jr. (one child, one grandchild), Michael and Shawna Andiorio (one child), Theresa Andiorio (four children, one grandchild), Matthew Andiorio (three children), Karen Knox and Frank Knox (child, Samatha Knox), Patty Germundson and Lee Germundson, Brian Laird (children, Carson and Branson Laird), Marcela Laird and Paul F. Laird; uncle and aunts (father’s side), Robert and Margret Laird, Helen Miltenberger and Edith Thorton; aunts (mother’s side), Sister Agnes Peifer and Martha Kempf; and many cousins.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Star-Telegram on January 8, 2010
P.S. We will have another visitations in Pittsburgh on January 16, 2010