Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:21 pm
Here is the Angler’s Club obit. He was one of the really good guys. Did great work with and for AMFF.
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.
The Anglers’ Club of New York
101 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004