HOULTON – Oscar R. Grant 91, died Aug. 19, 2008, at his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1916, at 19 Green St., and resided there until his passing. Oscar was the son of Thaddeus Rex and Camilla (Robinson) Grant. Oscar was a graduate of Houlton High School, Class of 1934. Music being one of his passions in life, he enlisted in the National Guard Band 152nd Field Artillery Band in 1940. He traveled the country during World War II entertaining the troops. After his discharge in 1945, Oscar returned to Houlton and joined a band in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and a local dance band. For many years he traveled throughout the county sometimes playing five nights a week. In his later years, Oscar joined McGill’s Community Band and was the oldest member of the 60-member band. Oscar’s passion beyond music was trout fishing. He fished all the brooks in the greater Houlton area for many, many years with great success. Most recently, he could be seen in his white Ford Ranger fishing the many bridges in greater Houlton. Oscar owned and operated Robinson’s Ice Cream Parlor in Market Square for several years. After selling the business, he worked a few area jobs locally, prior to his final 20-year employment with the GSA at Houlton’s port of entry that concluded in 1980. Oscar was a sports fan, period. He followed his three boys’ athletic endeavors from little league through college years. He followed the Sox and Celtics with typical New England chagrin. He discovered the Giants on the radio and that became his team in football. Listening to games on the radio was a big deal for Oscar, even in the world of HD television. He loved to talk sports and seek other’s opinions. Oscar lived a full life and he did it on his terms for the most part. He was a gentle man with a joy for life and deep appreciation for the gifts of nature. Oscar is survived by three sons, Oscar J. Grant and his wife, Donna, of Bristol, Conn., Terry Grant and his wife, Vickie, of Houlton, and Reginald Grant and his wife, Mary Adele, of Windham; one daughter, Mary McCue and her husband, David, of Bangor; seven grandchildren, Eric Grant and Nicole Grant of Connecticut, James Grant of Bangor, Leslie Winslow of Houlton, Sean McCue and Ian McCue of Bangor, and Cale Grant of Windham; eight great-grandchildren; a close nephew, David Grant; sisters-in-law, Gerry Branscomb and Betty Friel; brothers-in-law, Chester Friel, Albert Friel and his wife, Connie; cousin, Joseph Robinson and his wife, Lorraine; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Ada (Friel) Grant; a daughter, Barbara Elizabeth; and his only brother, David Grant. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at Saint Mary of the Visitation Church with the Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau, celebrant. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to McGill’s Community Band or a charity of one’s choice, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730.