Philip Granett, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on August 24, 2007. Professor Emeritus Granett was a member of the Entomology and Economic Zoology Department. Professor Emeritus Granett was an alumnus of the Rutgers College Class of 1
Professor Granett was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, and attended public
schools in Brooklyn, New York. After receiving his BS at Rutgers, he
stayed and conducted graduate work on insect repellents. His research
included developing and testing mosquito repellents, one of which became
the commercial product, Rutgers 612. Later professional research involved
work on bird depredation and teaching. He received his PhD in Entomology from Rutgers in 1941 and was on the Rutgers faculty as a Research Scientist, Professor and Professor Emeritus. He retired after 40 years in 1975. He died at his home in Bound Brook, New Jersey, at the age of 97, and is survived by three sons: Andrew (Rutgers 1964), Jeffrey (Cook 1966) and Steven. The Rutgers tradition continued with a grandson Avram (Livingston 1997) and a granddaughter, Sarah, (Mason Gross MFA 2007). After retiring in 1975, Dr. Granett took up loom weaving, traveling extensively with his beloved late wife, Helen, and keeping up with his five grandchildren.
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