Kevin died July 15, 2007, of congestive heart failure after a career that began in the insurance industry and culminated in his leadership of the family video business.
Kevin joined the class from Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, N.J. At Princeton, he majored in politics. After 10 years at Allendale Insurance, Sedgwick James & Co., and Marsh & McLennan, Kevin left insurance to follow the entrepreneurial path he had enjoyed as a teenager, when he won two international trips through Junior Achievement's business mentorship program. Kevin joined Granison Productions Inc., a videography service founded by his father, Oscar Granison. Kevin went on to lead the company when his father died in 2006.
Kevin served as a director of Union County Junior Achievement and the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of various computer clubs. A trustee of Roselle United Methodist Church, he delighted in his niece Jasmine's dance and music recitals, and enjoyed watching Yankees baseball and playing golf. He was pursuing a master's degree in technology management from the University of Phoenix.
The class offers condolences to Kevin's wife, Debra; his sister, Joanne Marcella Berry; and his stepmother, Angel Patricia Granison.