Grant Jimerson, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Lutheran Home, Jamestown, N.Y..
Born Nov. 3, 1935, on Six Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, Ontario, he was the son of the late Harry Jamieson and Viola Snow.
He attended tribal boarding schools, Thomas Indian School in New York and Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma, prior to joining the military.
Mr. Jimerson was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a paratrooper, and the Canadian Armed Forces.
He was employed at the Jamestown Hotel, Erie Malleable Iron, Blackstone, and Dawson Metal in Jamestown, N.Y., prior to his retirement.
Mr. Jimerson was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Bear Clan. His Long-house name translated to "He Tries."
Surviving are: a son, Robert Thomas, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Stella Jimerson, Batavia, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Camille Jimerson, Erie, Pa.; a niece, Dolores Jimerson, Pendleton, Ore.; two nephews: Alan Jimerson, Cambridge Springs, Pa., and Matthew Nunez, Phoenix, Ariz.; and several cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Sandy; and two brothers: Alfred Jimerson and Daniel Nunez.
Friends may call at the Faith Keepers School all day Friday.
Services will begin at the Faith Keepers School on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by services at the Coldspring Longhouse at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Hillside Haven Cemetery, Steamburg, N.Y.
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