IN MEMORIAM: Timothy Grand

by Jane Ahrens

Timothy Weatherford Grand (known as T.) of Miami, Florida passed away suddenly in Titusville, Florida on May 4, 2015. He was born in New York City on December 3, 1960, the son of the late Gordon Grand Jr. and Ruth Young Grand. T. grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and Fishers Island, New York. He attended Greenwich Country Day School. He then went on to St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire graduating in 1979, and to Yale University where he received his B.A. degree in 1985.

T. had an extraordinary creative writing gift and imagination, which led to a career in communications. He spent many years as a talented senior copywriter at some of the most successful advertising agencies in New York and Miami. These included: NW Ayer (NYC, NY), AC&R Advertising (NYC, NY), and Crispin Porter & Bogusky (Miami, FL). He then combined his communication skills with his love for the outdoors by first becoming Communications Director for Trout Unlimited (Arlington, VA) followed by a position as Florida Communications Director for the National Audubon Society (Miami, FL).

T. was always happiest when he was on the water or in the woods fishing or bird watching with his close friends and his dogs. He held a Commercial Captain’s license which spoke to his skills in all shapes and sizes of boats. He excelled as a salt and fresh water fisherman and few people were more knowledgeable about birds in their varied habitats than T. It was a rare treat to be with him fishing off the Race at Fishers Island on a summer evening as he pointed out the bird and sea life activity around him.

Most of all, T. loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his siblings: Gordon Grand III of North Salem, NY, Lorna Grand Stengel of Brunswick, ME, and Diana Grand Masters of South Hadley MA. His oldest sister, Minette Dill Grand Krech predeceases him. He is also survived by 10 nephews and nieces and their 16 children. He will be sorely missed by all.

A memorial service with a reception afterward is planned for 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Gordon and Cecily Grand’s residence, 424 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Fishers Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 553, Fishers Island, NY 06390.

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USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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