Weldon Grant Annable III of Yardley lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Grant was 75.
Born in Evanston, Illinois, he was the son of the late Weldon and Julia Annable.
Grant graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and won the G.A. Ross Award for Outstanding Senior Male Student in 1959. While there, he was a member of Iron Key, an honorary organization for student leaders, and Purdue’s Navy ROTC. He went on to become an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps in the Navy and then to Harvard Business School where he obtained an MBA in 1965 which paved the way for a long and successful career as an astute businessman.
Grant loved traveling overseas and learning about new places and cultures. His time in business and in the Navy took him to many faraway places such as Vietnam, Russia and Kyrgyzstan. An atlas was rarely far from his grasp.
Grant also had a sense of humor that he was ready to use whenever he could. Friends and family will always remember his love of laughter itself. A quote by Andre Gide tells us: ”One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” We find comfort in the fact that Grant is off on a new adventure but he will be dearly missed.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 18 years, Lucy Annable. Grant is survived by his son David Annable of Denver, CO, daughter Susan Mulcahy and her husband Hugh of London, England, step-daughter Anya Liaschenko and her husband Tim of Philadelphia, brother Ross Annable and his wife Michele of Harrisburg, NC, sister Jean Annable of Portland,OR and Scottie Annable of Centennial, CO, the mother of David and Susan. He was the proud grandfather to Max and Evelyn Mulcahy.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, July 19 from 10:30am until his Funeral Service 11:30am at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro. Interment with military honors will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown. If so desired, contributions in his memory may be made to Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, 1800 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 19146.
Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home
800 Newtown-Richboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954
830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940