Grant Joseph O'Dell
September 17, 1964 - January 25, 2021
Highland Falls, New York
Grant Joseph O'Dell, "Stump", passed away suddenly on Monday, January 25, 2021 at his residence in Highland Falls. He was 56 years old. He was the beloved son of Joe and the late Sarah Ann Regan O'Dell. He was born on September 17, 1964 in Cornwall.
Grant was a 1983 graduate of James I. O'Neill High School in Highland Falls. He worked as a groomsman in the harness horse racing industry in Monroe, NY and Pompano Beach, FL. He also worked for FC & C Construction and was a retired member of Laborers Local 754 in Chestnut Ridge. He was a dedicated craftsman who was proud of his workmanship.
Grant was a well-known and dearly loved lifelong resident of Highland Falls. He had a ready, welcoming smile for everyone he met. He was always generous with his time, willing to help his family, friends and strangers, who would soon become friends. An avid outdoorsman, Grant enjoyed fishing, hunting and hiking. He enjoyed spending time with the locals telling stories, laughing and enjoying life. He was definitely the life of the party with his singing and dancing. He comes from a close knit family who loved him dearly and enjoyed every moment spent together. There was much love, laughter and joy. Grant was a devoted son to his father, Joe. They spent countless hours together tending what is known as the BEST vegetable garden in Highland Falls. His presence is going to be dearly missed by all.
Along with his father, Joe, he is survived by his sisters: Kaye Crenshaw and her husband, Lee of Virginia; Mary O'Dell Joyner of Virginia; JoAnn O'Dell and her partner, John Lafalgio of Garnerville, NY; Geraldine Pressley and her husband, Curt of Lee, Massachusetts; and his nieces and nephews: Robin Hernandez, Nikkie David, Sarah Woody, Brandon Joyner, Dylan Whitbeck, Nicholas Whitbeck, Tyler Pressley, and Joshua Pressley. He also leaves behind many cousins and countless friends.
Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.
A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Peacedale Cemetery in Highland Falls, where Grant will be interred with his beloved mother, Sally.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited occupancy and we ask you to please adhere to the state regulations regarding face masks and distancing.