Tag: John Grandi

Bear Valley Community Hospital Dedicates Plaque and Flag Pole to John Grandi

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 8, 2012 – Bear Valley Community Hospital held a celebration this morning to honor John Grandi.  The hospital dedicated a bronze plaque at the flag pole at the front entrance of the hospital.  They had previously planned a tree dedication but discovered that they were unable to place the oversized plaque at the base of the tree so opted for the flag pole dedication instead.  The ceremony commemorated the dedication, passion and countless hours John Grandi gave volunteering to improve and support the hospital.  The celebration for John concluded with cupcakes and refreshments to celebrate his wife, Julie Grandi, whose birthday is today....

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Tree Dedication Day For John Grandi

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 30, 2012, 6am – Everyone in the community is invited to celebrate the dedication and devotion John Grandi gave to Bear Valley Community Hospital on November 8th at 10am. The hospital is planning a tree dedication day with a bronze plaque to be placed in the grass in front of the hospital. The ceremony will be held outside, in front of the hospital. The event will commemorate the dedication, passion, and the countless hours John Grandi gave volunteering to improve and support the hospital. Community Members, Hospital Staff, Board of Directors, Hospital Auxiliary, and the Hospital Foundation are invited to attend. In addition, November 8th is Julie Grandi’s birthday and the hospital will provide cupcakes, coffee and tea in the cafeteria after the...

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John Grandi interview to air on KBHR today

September 30, 2012, Big Bear Lake, CA — John Grandi received a fitting sendoff at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center yesterday, with his friends and family presenting four hours of music and heartfelt stories about Mr. Big Bear. To honor this well-loved performer, columnist and community activist, KBHR will air a 2009 interview with John, in which he talks about his love for acting, his mountain home and his leading lady. Tune in at the bottom of the noon hour today for six minutes of audio being broadcast for the first...

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Celebration Of Life For John Grandi (1924-2012)

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 6, 2012 – John Grandi (1924-2012) passed away Monday, September 3, 2012. Grandi was born on July 27, 1924, the son of Italian immigrants in Corning, NY. The actor was a columnist and community activist. John passed away peacefully at Bear Valley Community Hospital. His wife, Julie, other family members, friends and Holly, the family dog were at his side. John was a well known actor in the Community Arts Theater Society (C.A.T.S). John Grandi also acted outside of Big Bear Valley and traveled with many national companies. He was involved with the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club, the Old Miner’s Association and the Doo Dah Parade in Fawnskin. A Celebration of Life for John Grandi is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29th at 2pm at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts...

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