Individual Record 241

Name}   Grambo Jr., Lawrence Christopher (Larry) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 30 Jul 1923 Place} Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Fam 22 Apr 1950 Place} Douglas College, New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 23 May 1998 Place} Overlook Hospital, Summit, Union, New Jersey
Burial: Date} Exa 28 May 1998 Place} Old Tennent Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   50 = Family hstry
Source 2} 217 = Interview
Source 3} 1006=Letter
Source 4} 1008=1930 USA cen
Source 5} 1009=School rec
Source 6} 1512=1940 USA cen
Source 7} 1332=Photograph
Source 8} 999 = S.S. record &
Source 9} 345 = Obituary
Source 10} 963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Lorentz C. Grambo & Ida Wilhelmina
   Relationship No.} 1002
1st Household No.} 427 = Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Mechanical engineer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Miller, Elizabeth Jane (Betty)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Lawrence C. Grambo, known as Larry, was born 30 Jul 1923 in Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey.  His father was Lorentz C. Grambo, an immigrant from Norway.  His mother was Ida Wilhelmina, last name unknown, whose grandparents were from Sweden.  In the 1930 U.S. census, the family was living in Kearny at 12 Schuyler Court.  His father was a machinist for DuPont, located just down the street.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Larry had completed 3 years of high school.  He graduated from Kearny High School in 1941.

Larry served in the US Army during World War II.  Following the war he attended the Newark College of Engineering (now the New Jersey Institute of Technology), obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering in 1947.  He later obtained a master's degree.

Larry married Elizabeth J. Miller (Betty) on 22 Apr 1950 on the Douglas College campus, of which she was a graduate.  They had a son and a daughter.  Betty worked for Johnson and Johnson in the personnel department, and actually hired Larry as a mechanical engineer for the company.  In the ten years before his retirement in 1989, Larry was the Director of Maintenance Facilities for Hoechst Corporation in Bridgewater, New Jersey.  In 1984 he received a patent for the "processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings; electroforming".

Larry was active in the community, as a member of the Westfield Senior Citizen's Club, and as a volunteer for the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.  He was a member of the Atlas Pythagoras Lodge No. 10 of the Free and Accepted Masons in Westfield, and was 32nd degree Knight of the Scottish Rite Masons.  Larry was an elder and deacon in The Presbyterian Church in Westwood, and a member of the church's Chapter 13 group.

Larry's wife died in Aug 1989.  Larry died in Summit Hospital on 23 May 1998, just a week after being diagnosed with a rapid-growing cancer.  Funeral services were 28 May 1989 in the Chapel of The Presbyterian Church of Westfield.  He is buried next to his wife in the Old Tennent Churchyard Cemetery, in Tennent, New Jersey.  He was survived by his son and his daughter, as well as four grandchildren.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} Mason
Baptism Date}   Place} Swedish Methodist Church Lawrence Grambo
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Larry in 1988
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} B.S.                        or Top 2 Degrees} M.B.A.
Military: Service}   Army - Artillery      for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Cancer
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 24 May 2014
Date Created}  29 Aug 1993
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