WORCESTER – Peter Granger, known to friends as Scoop, longtime proprietor of Oneonta’s Copper Fox Tavern, peacefully passed away at the age of 83 on April 14, 2019.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1935, in Glens Falls to Earle and Lutheria Granger. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls and attended Cobleskill Agriculture & Technology College, graduating with an associate’s degree in Animal Husbandry.
Following his graduation, he enlisted in the Marines, he was proud of his service and celebrated the Marines’ birthday yearly.
Peter was well known in the Oneonta area as a bar owner, softball pitcher and a friend to anyone in need. He owned the Copper Fox Tavern for 20 years and he proudly sponsored dozens of events at the venue for various charities, fundraisers and promotions for college fraternal organizations.
Pete always had a smile on his face and was an excellent chef and free spirit. He enjoyed hosting parties and dinners at his home and place of business.
Peter was predeceased by his parents and his devoted wife, Margorie Granger.
He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Brown and fiancé John Mullin and two grandchildren, Hayley and Logan. Three sisters, Gloria Granger Mann, Mary Granger Ponting and Catherine Granger Welcyng. Also, his step-children, Wayne Sabia and his son, Dylan Sabia, as well as Tim and Melissa Sabia with their two children, Bailey and Tyler. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. with Military Honors at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Worcester Food Bank, 178 Main St., Worcester, NY 12197.
Online condolences may be made at www.hellerskinnerfh.com