In Memory

Steven Grant**

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11/13/13 08:16 AM #1    

Hugh Kottler

Steve Grant died in a car accident not long after graduation, probably in 1964.  He was in his first year at Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies majoring in Russian studies.  I remember that he was searching around for what to do with his life and eventually wound up there, and it made all the difference for him to have a goal and a direction.  I was at San Diego State at the time and attended his funeral.  It was so sad to lose a friend, and even sadder to realize that he had so much potential that was cut off much too early.  He was a bit of a loner in high school but was probably my first friend at Hilltop when I arrived from New York at the beginning of my senior year. I recall that we once crashed a fancy party in Bonita pretending to be musicians.  We even sang Kingston Trio songs accompanied by Steve's ukelele.  We quickly realized that we didn't know all the words and beat a hasty retreat before we could get caught.

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