Visitation And Funeral For Ed Grant Will Be May 16-17

Everyone wishing to pay their respects to the great Ed Grant, the legendary track and field journalist and historian who passed away earlier this month, can do so on Sunday, May 16, and Monday, May 17 when a visitation and funeral will be held.    

The visitation is on Sunday, May 16 from 2-6 p.m. at the Ippolito Funeral Home in Summit. Grant's funeral is scheduled for Monday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace in New Providence. A repass will follow the funeral at the Madison Hotel, which is located at One Convent Road in Morristown.   

Grant, a legendary figure in New Jersey track and field and cross-country since the 1940's, passed away on May 4 at the age of 94 while surrounded by his family at the Center for Hope Hospice & Pallative Care in Scotch Plains, N.J. 
He was in hospice since March after he suffered a fall and a heart attack.

Grant, who wrote for the Newark News, Newark Star-Ledger and founded and published the "New Jersey Track'' annual and newsletter for more than 40 years, was NJ's historian of the sport, the go to source for every state and county record, and all of the all-time great performances in state history.

In 2018, Grant was a member of the inaugural class of the National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame inducted in 2018,  and has been inducted into just about every Track and Field Hall of Fame there is, and has received the highest awards possible for his passionate coverage of the sport.

Among many of his remarkable accomplishments, Grant attended the Penn Relays 74 straight years from 1946 through 2019, a streak that will likely never be broken!

There never has been, nor will there ever will be anyone like Grant. Without him, there wouldn't be any history of the sport in NJ. Ed Grant is irreplaceable, and will always be a New Jersey treasure!