Grant William Joslin

February 16, 1917 - September 23, 2009
Grant William Joslin


Grant William Joslin, age 92, of Wilmington, died Wednesday September 23, 2009 after a short stay at Autumn Care.

Born near Boston, Mass. on February 16, 1917, he graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1939. In 1942, he married Audrey Louise James of Malden, Mass., and in 1943, Grant joined the US Navy, where he served in the Pacific in the Seabees during World War II. After the war, he returned to work only shortly before being transferred to Savannah, Georgia in 1946. Two years later, his only child, Richard, was born. After several moves, the Joslins settled in Greensboro, NC, where they lived from 1954 through 1996, when they moved to Wilmington.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro and Winter Park Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. He was 92.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey James Joslin, his son Richard Grant Joslin and wife Anne Walker Joslin, a sister Elizabeth Joslin Smith and brother Loren Joslin, both in the Boston area, Charles James, a nephew who lives in Salisbury, grand-nephew Brian James and wife Wendy Powers James and their sons Benjamin and Noah, all in Wilmington, and Beth James Norris, a grand-niece in High Point.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403.

A graveside service is planned for Monday in Greensboro at Westminster Gardens.


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  • November 15, 2009
    STEPHANIE says:
    TO THE FAMILY OF MR. JOSLIN. HE WAS A VERY KIND AND LOVING MAN, EVERYTIME THAT I SEEN HIM AND HIS WIFE THEY WERE ALWAYS HOLDING HANDS. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.