Paul Granger Sr., who owned Suffolk Electric Motors in Sag Harbor, died of heart disease on Saturday at home in Noyac surrounded by family. He was 75.
Mr. Granger worked as a policeman in Southampton and as a radio dispatcher. Later he became a bay constable for Southampton and worked for the town’s Highway Department at its Bridgehampton location.
“Everyone at the funeral and the wake came up to my family and told us what a nice gentleman he was,” his daughter Lyllis Calaio said. “They said he always had a smile, a kind word, and could make you laugh. Our family always knew this, but it was so nice to hear strangers tell us that about our father.”
Mr. Granger was born to George Henry Granger and the former Edith Heffron on July 29, 1936, in Jamaica, Queens. He attended Pierson High School in Sag Harbor and joined the Navy shortly afterward, going on to serve in the Korean War.
He married Lyllis King on June 14, 1958, at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor, and the two made their home in the village.
Mr. Granger was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and an honorary member of the Sag Harbor Fire Department.
In addition to Ms. Calaio, who lives in Medford, Mr. Granger is survived by two other children, Paul Granger Jr. of Mooresville, N.C., and Lisa G. Arnister of Noyac, and by his wife. Two brothers, Ray Granger of Monticello, Ky., and Robert Granger of California, also survive, as do six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held on Monday at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Burial with military honors was on Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery in the village. The family has suggested memorial donations to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Sag Harbor Fire Department, P.O. Box 209, Sag Harbor 11963.