Malcolm Duncan Grandy Jr., 78, of Sandwich died June 28 at Cape Cod Hospital.

He was the son of Malcolm Duncan Grandy Sr. and Alice Hogan Grandy and lived Wellesley for many years.

During his high school years in Wellesley he was a standout athlete, participating as a member of the varsity football, baseball, gym and swim teams and holding awards in swimming, diving and javelin throwing.

An avid sportsman throughout his life, Mr. Grandy was an accomplished golfer, fisherman, yachtsman and white-water rafter. He was a longtime regular attendee of the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

He served in the United States Army in Fulda, Germany, where he was responsible for driving an M60 main battle tank on the front lines of the Fulda Gap. While on leave, he became a skilled skier in the German and French Alps.

After serving for three years, Mr. Grandy returned home to become a member of the International Carpenters Union and participated in numerous rewarding projects throughout the Boston area. He spent time on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970s, living in Gay Head, and enjoyed all the amenities the island had to offer.

He settled in Sandwich for his retirement, spending time fishing in Scorton Creek and the Cape Cod Canal, and following his favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.

He leaves a son, Malcolm Duncan Grandy III; a daughter, Deborah Parsons Twombley; three grandchildren, Malcolm Duncan Grandy IV, Jacqueline Rose Grandy and James Twombley; two sisters, Deborah Grandy and Diane Grandy Smigel; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his sister Judith Grandy Benton.

A Mass of Christian Burial and interment was celebrated privately.

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