John Granny Memorial Patio Dedication

GEAUGA – Join Kent State University Geauga Campus as it dedicates the newly installed John Granny Memorial Patio on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place outdoors, near the patio, at the Geauga Campus in Burton.

John Granny was the Director of Business Affairs and Operations and worked enthusiastically for Kent State for more than 30 years. John unexpectedly passed away in July 2020. The Geauga Campus chose to memorialize John and his immense Kent State spirit by installing the John Granny Memorial Patio. 

The patio will be a place for Granny’s friends and family as well as the campus community to gather, meet, or study. The outdoor space will have a hint of blue and gold (which John wore proudly) and will overlook the new Berkshire School complex – a project John enthusiastically supported.

Many Kent State current and former employees, community members, friends, and family sponsored personalized bricks that were installed in the patio’s walkways. 

To join the event, RSVP by contacting Amy Murfello at or 440-834-3702.


Geauga News
Author: Geauga News