E. Bosworth Grier
E. Bosworth Grier
  • May 28, 1929 - May 24, 2017
  • Madison, Connecticut

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E. Bosworth Grier, Jr., (Bos) of Madison, Connecticut, died peacefully and surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 24, 2017at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

Bos was born in West Hartford, Connecticut on May 28, 1929, to Edward Bosworth and Ruth Phelps Grier. He attended Westminster High School and went on to study engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He played ice hockey at both Westminster and RPI, and continued to love the game throughout his life. During the Korean War, Bos served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Adjutant General's Corps. Early in his professional career, he co-founded American Cam Company in Hartford. He moved to Russellville, Kentucky, and served as President of the Auburn Hosiery Mill. Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a stockbroker, working at White Weld & Co. and Merrill Lynch.

Bos was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle, who deeply cherished his family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. His guidance, kindness, and generosity coalesced with his subtle and gentle mannerisms making all of those who knew him feel comfortable and welcome. His passion for travel, literature, art and history were contagious making him a knowledgeable and humorous conversationalist and host. Bos loved the beach and the ocean and spent countless hours in the yard of his family home reading, lying in his hammock and enjoying holidays with family and friends.

Bos will be greatly missed. He is survived by his three children, Edward B. Grier, III, Elizabeth Grier Walter, and Roger Nelson Grier, their spouses, Katherine Kozub Grier, Glen Vail Walter, and Nancy Allin Grier, five grandchildren, Cameron, Garret, Kimball, Ruth and Kate, and a large extended family. Bos was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Kimball Grier, his grandchild, Vail Bosworth Walter, and by his three sisters, Parthenia, Nancy, and Ruth.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 11:00 am at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 232 Durham Road, Madison, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in Madison, CT, www.scrantonlibrary.org, or the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD), www.ntsad.org.