Colonel Grant Zachary Obituary
Grant and his mother-in-law Susan Quaintance MG Erlandson and Gran't wife Marianne during his promotion ceremony to Colonel.

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Colonel Grant Eugene Zachary Jr. -US Army(Ret.)

April 14, 1959 - May 9, 2013
Obituary

Colonel(Ret) Grant Eugene Zachary Jr Of Springfield, VA. passed away on Thursday May 9th,2013. Colonel Zachary was born April 14,1959 in Niagra Falls N.Y. to Grant Eugene Zachary Sr and Anne Elizabeth(Dodge). The family moved to Winona Minnesota where Colonel Zachary stayed until his early adulthood. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota in Applied Studies and his Masters Degree from Troy University in Public Administration. His service to his country included 20 years with the Minnesota Army National Guard as a Huey helicopter pilot, Flight Facility Commander at Holman Field and State Aviation Officer St....
Colonel(Ret) Grant Eugene Zachary Jr
Of Springfield, VA. passed away on Thursday May 9th,2013. Colonel Zachary was born April 14,1959 in Niagra Falls N.Y. to Grant Eugene Zachary Sr and Anne Elizabeth(Dodge). The family moved to Winona Minnesota where Colonel Zachary stayed until his early adulthood. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota in Applied Studies and his Masters Degree from Troy University in Public Administration. His service to his country included 20 years with the Minnesota Army National Guard as a Huey helicopter pilot, Flight Facility Commander at Holman Field and State Aviation Officer St. Paul Minnesota. During his service he received the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and a host of other medals. After retirement, Colonel Zachary continued to serve his country in the Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command and the Army National Guard Manpower Division.
He is survived by his loving wife Marianne Elizabeth Watson of Sringfield,VA, his son Grant Eugene Zachary III of Donalson,GA., his daughter Betty Holley Zachary of Donalsonville,GA.and his step-daughter Emily Corinne Watson of Springfield,VA. He also leaves his loving siblings Christine Kamrowski(Gerry)of Byron GA, Edward Zachary of Rochester,MN., Therese Albrecht(Dave) of Winona,MN., and Katy Rauch of Buffalo City,WI. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive him. He was preceded in death by his Parents Grant Zachary Sr and Anne(Dodge)Zachary, his Brothers Bruce Zachary and Mark Zachary.
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing at Demaine Funeral Home 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield,Va Tuesday May 14th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Memorial services will be held at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel on Wednesday May 15th at 4PM
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grant Zachary Fund for the Suicide Prevention Fund, Out of the Darkness. http://goo.gl/H8JZv

"Having known Grant from the time he was a Second Lieutenant through Lieutenant Colonel I enjoyed knowing him as both a friend and a commander. I am truly..." Joe Kolberg (Largo, FL)

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