Obituary for Keith Andrew Granit
Keith Andrew Granit, age 54, died suddenly at home on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Keith was a kind, loving, generous person who gave selflessly. He was especially loving to his family and friends. His favorite things were decorating his apartment, spending time with his family, Marilyn Monroe and walking the boardwalk. He loved beautiful things and his home was a work of art, as well as his sanctuary and pride and joy. He was very generous to his many nieces and nephews. Even though he had little to spend, each child always received money for Christmas and birthdays. He was very loved and touched more lives than he knew.
Keith was a member of Shore House in Long Branch; (a membership organization dedicated to providing resources and supportive services for people with mental illness). He proudly advocated for Shore House and was a spokesman for mental illness, traveling around the state to various facilities. He helped spread the word about the success of Shore House and how it helped him and others deal with mental illness. It was one of his crowning achievements. He will be missed.
Keith is survived by his mother, Ingrid Spears and 5 brothers and sisters: Michele (Mickey) and Louis Kane; Lauri and Mark Franko; Mark and Stephanie Granit; Scott and Dawn Granit; and his sister, Jennifer Lieberman. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews: Heather and Jacquie Levitt, Nicholas and Emily Franko, Thomas, Abigail, Spencer, Hunter, Trevor and Mark Granit, Brandon Kane and Austin Blanco.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 2 - 4 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue, Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shore House, 279 Broadway, Suite #400, Long Branch, NJ 07740. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.