Michael Dominic Grano, 70, business owner in auto industry turned real estate entrepreneur







Michael Dominic Grano


Jan. 27, 1952 – Nov. 23, 2022

After a long career doing the job in the car marketplace, Michael Dominic Grano made the decision to explore his curiosity in actual estate, commencing his personal condominium lease and rental management firm.

Presently dabbling in true estate for decades, he made use of money from the sale of his two Napa automobile elements merchants to reinvest in extra rental attributes. He flipped some of them, when other houses have remained with his family.

His daughter Michelle said her father generally applied his knowledge and creativeness to approach for the potential.

“He bought into genuine estate simply because it’s just anything he liked undertaking and noticed it as a fantastic financial commitment option,” she mentioned. “He constantly experienced a vision for items.”

All the when, he was a devoted family members guy to his 5 young children and wife and experienced a “larger than daily life personality” with the smile, charisma and booming voice to match it, his spouse and children noted.

Mr. Grano, of East Amherst, died Nov. 23 of leukemia when surrounded by his wife and little ones. He was 70.

Born in Buffalo, he attended St. John the Baptist and graduated from Cardinal O’Hara Superior Faculty and Canisius College or university.

He owned Logan & Youthful Napa Vehicle Areas in the Village of East Aurora and South Hills Napa Automobile Parts in Springville until 2005, soon after serving as a profits supervisor at the family members enterprise Grano & Sons in Tonawanda.

Mr. Grano then became a serious estate entrepreneur and began Grano Management Inc. until finally his retirement in 2016. He turned his enthusiasm for cars into a profits advisor posture with Basil Ford and gained the Finest of the Ideal Award at Basil Ford in 2016.

He married the former Martha Ann Merck on Jan. 21, 1984, at St. Gregory the Good Roman Catholic Church, where by the two were being parishioners. They had been married for 38 many years.

A pancreatic most cancers survivor of 6 a long time, Mr. Grano was a Cub Scout pack chief and hockey mentor, member of the Corvette Club and former chairman of Catholic Charities for St. Gregory the Fantastic parish. He commenced the St. Greg’s hockey league as effectively.

Among the his hobbies, Mr. Grano enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating and dancing and sang the countrywide anthem at a Buffalo Bison’s video game. He also played Santa Claus all through the getaway year.

His loved ones mentioned Mr. Grano was a folks person who cherished talking to customers and getting to know prospective tenants. He was not only a landlord, but served mentor the folks who bought and rented assets from his company.

He also assisted them if they essential it, even right after they’d move out, his loved ones claimed. There was a single tenant, in certain, who Mr. Grano would generally make certain was cared for, whether or not that meant shopping for him a wintertime coat or a new pair of boots, his spouse reported.

In addition to his wife and daughter Michelle, he is survived by a few other daughters, Lisa Perry, Andrea Thaxton and Annie Downs a son, Michael Jr. a few brothers, David, Joseph Jr. and Robert a sister, Angela Downing and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory the Excellent Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheektowaga.