A resident of Catskill since 1962, he was born in Alsen, NY on June 17, 1924.
He was the son of the late Michael and Eva Pilatich Granich.
A WWII veteran he served his country in the United States Marine Corps for three years and spent seventeen months in combat in the Southwest Pacific. His squadron took part in the destruction of the Japanese stronghold and airbase on the Island of Rabaul near Bougainville. He was discharged on December 3, 1945 with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
An employee of North American, Marquette, Lone-Star and Independent Cement for 45 years, he also served as Chairman of the Grievance Committee of Local Union 50 of the United Lime, Cement, and Gypsum Workers Union International. He was also Chairman of the Marquette Joint Conference and served on the Executive Board of District 8. He worked tirelessly, writing, negotiating and enforcing contracts, vigilant in his defense of the rights of his fellow union brothers and sisters.
An avid big and small game hunter, he was a member of the New Scotland Beagle Club and Cementon Sportsmanís Club. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening, not only meticulously maintaining his own property but volunteering to care for the community park.
Devoted to his Catholic faith, he was a communicant of St. Patrickís Catholic Church and lived his faith by freely giving of his time and talents to serve friends, neighbors and, most of all, his cherished family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Frances Gage Granich; his son Nicholas Granich, Jr. and his wife Gail, of Catskill, NY; his son Matthew of Poughkeepsie, NY; his daughter Mary Glaser of Simsbury, CT; and his treasured grandchildren, Charles and Julia Glaser. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Anne and Catherine; as well as, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. His ten siblings pre-deceased him: Anne Collins, Lucille Granich, Katherine Granich, Jane Granich, Mary Pasquini, Mildred Grobe, and Joseph, Stephen, John, and Matthew Granich.