Delone Catholic High School mourns the passing of William M. Grandia II.
Affectionately known to his students and colleagues as Mr. G., he taught technology education from 1991 until his retirement in 2017, and he was still a driver education instructor at the time of his sudden death on Dec. 23, 2021.
Mr. G. was an outstanding educator who needed no public validation, but he received it as a winner of the WGAL Teacher Impact Award during his tenure. He had a unique sense of humor and an ability to connect with students, whether they took his classes or not.
He was known as much for his work outside the classroom as in it. Mr. G. was the unofficial locksmith of Delone Catholic, which was fitting for a man who had the biggest key ring most people will ever see. He also had an incredible ability to always have just the right parts on hand to refurbish, rebuild, recycle, or otherwise reuse technology that to the less-trained eye had no discernable value remaining.
In addition to his unwavering dedication to Delone Catholic and his students, Mr. G. spent his entire life in Scouting. He was an adult leader, and served on the staff at Camp Tuckahoe in Dillsburg for nearly four decades. Mr. G. will be sorely missed by the entire Delone Catholic family and the thousands of students and Scouts whose lives he impacted in immeasurable ways.
His family is planning for a memorial service and celebration of life to take place in the Spring. A formal obituary will be published at that time with details of the service. All members of the Delone Catholic and Scouting communities are invited to attend.