Frederick Grant
July 27, 1918 - September 5, 2006
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FREDERICK CHARLES GRANT, 88, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte. He was born July 27, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Port Charlotte 24 years ago form Haverstraw, New York. He was a retired Chief Fire Alarm Dispatcher for the Fire Department…

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FRANK219 left a message on September 8, 2006:
REST IN PEACE BRO, IF I EVER DECIDED TO COME TO WORK MAYBE I WOULD HAVE HEARD STORIES ABOUT YOU.
warren fuchs left a message on September 8, 2006:
thanks for the memories during the good old days warren fuchs(retired bklyn disp 120)
Ronald Gonzalez left a message on September 8, 2006:
My Condolences,Fred Grant will always be remembered.
Roy N. Johnsen SFAD Retired left a message on September 8, 2006:
I was always glad to work with you
Fire Alarm Dispatchers left a message on September 8, 2006:
Our Condolences,Fred will always be remembered
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
George Guido left a message on September 8, 2006:
My condolences to the family. Rest in peace old friend. Worked a few years with you and appreciated all your kind words to me. Thank you.
Steve & Linda Joaquin left a message on September 8, 2006:
To Dorothy, We were so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. It was a pleasure to have had you both as friends and neighbors during our time in Port Charlotte.We think of you both often. Our Best, Steve & Linda
Carol Schulze McElhenny left a message on September 8, 2006:
Dad, Valuable and precious to Him. We missed you in our lives as children and we will miss you in your death. Our children never got to know you personally nor our grandchildren but the memory of your life will be told from generation to generation. Condolences to our Aunt Laura and Aunt Jean, our cousins, his nieces and nephews, Godchildren, and the entire Schulze and Merritt Family. See you in Heaven, Dad Fred's children Carol, Marjorie, Frederick
Matt Vitucci ( Bklyn 214 ) left a message on September 8, 2006:
Rest In Peace, Didn't really know you - But I'm sure you've worked with my father from time to time.
Kevin Kelley left a message on September 8, 2006:
Fred Grant...He put an end to fliers and broke up friendly card games by his constant spying on us and trying to catch us in the act of doing something that he thought we shouldn't be doing. This, when the Bronx was in ashes and the job was getting done by the best damned dispatchers in the world.
Larry R. Franks left a message on September 8, 2006:
I recall when (Acting Chief Disp) Fred Grant made a strong impression on a number of us with his sound advice and practical teaching at Proby Training School at the Rock in March, 1969. Rest in Peace. Retired FDNY - Disp 144
Ivan Goldberg left a message on September 8, 2006:
Rest in Peace - Fred was from the old school and new how to get the job done. He respected knowledge of the job and did not allow the malingerers to flourish. Very few are left with the skills that Fred possessed - Maybe that is what is wrong with the job today.
Mike Spasiuk left a message on September 8, 2006:
He busted our chops- But WE got the job done! May you rest in peace.
Rick Otto, SI Boro Supv, Ret. left a message on September 8, 2006:
My hat’s off to Fred Grant for his skill and the talent he utilized to see that the job got done. He rode roughshod over fifty of the most irreverent, undisciplined, self-centered, opinionated characters under his command through the City’s worst years and was able to mold them into the World’s Best Dispatchers who he manipulated, cajoled, threatened and drove to keep the Red Devil from getting the upper hand. To the mere mortals on the platform, the Fuhrer’s moves seemed arbitrary and tyrannical, but his annual group changes were like those of a general, preparing his battalions for battle. Car pools and one’s attachment to a particular set of workers were not in the equation – his focus was to balance the groups and see that the ‘right’ people would be assigned for the heavies, like July 4th. Vacations and time off were by seniority, but mutuals were always available. Fred was a Chief Dispatcher, not an Entertainment Director, so it was up to the individual to find a replacement if they wanted a holiday off, which was the only way to make it fair for everyone. The Navy taught Fred well, and he served the Fire Department with distinction. May God bless you, Fred. You will be missed.
Gene Naylor left a message on September 8, 2006:
Fred- You were there for me when I was in the hospital before the 1977 supervisior's test and you made sure that I got out of the hospital as soon as possible to take the test. You will always a gentleman.Rest in peace.
John Pedalino left a message on September 8, 2006:
Well Fred we almost made the marshalls office (maybe your there now) way back when. Thanks for being a friend and a gentleman. You will be missed. John Pedalino
Gus Adams left a message on September 8, 2006:
He gave me A break! as A black man in the Dispatching pool, in the Bronx! at that time [1970] Fred saw no color. He will be missed and he was A gentleman!! Gus Adams
Barbara Baumgarten left a message on September 8, 2006:
I did not have experience of working with Fred but stories live on. It does appear he was what a colorful character that created a stir. Isnt that what the Bronx was all about anyway. Rest in peace sir
Harold Doyle left a message on September 8, 2006:
As a new dispatcher in 1977, Fred saw to it that I towed the line and learned the job, quickly I might add. Fred was old school. You will be missed.
Pat Maggio left a message on September 8, 2006:
My sincere condolences to the Grant family. Indeed Fred was an old timer and was there during the tolling of the firehouse bells to the Voice Alarm System and finally the Computer Assisted Dispatch System. We are now left with fond memories. Goodbye dear friend.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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