Granville Nicholls, Harvard Club and Local 6 Trustee

The Union is saddened to announce the recent passing of Local 6 Trustee Granville Nicholls at his home in Chester, NY. He was 73. Granville, who immigrated to the US from Barbados, started working as a waiter at the Harvard Club in the summer of 1978. During his 40+ years there, he became a Union delegate, a shop steward, and eventually a Union trustee. 

Kevin Sirois, one of Granville’s colleagues at the Harvard Club, remembers him as tough and irascible, but at the same time possessing a great sense of humor. “Nicholls was a fighter, but he was also the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back,” Sirois explained. “He was not only my close friend, but also my mentor. He taught me the ropes.” 

Alex Hing, another Local 6 trustee who worked closely with Granville for many years, remembers Granville being very meticulous in the work he did for the Union as a trustee. "We got to know each other really well over the years,” he said, "and he had so many stories, but the one thing that really stood out, for me, was how management looked at him and saw the power of the Union.”

Local 6 President Jim Donovan had this to say about him, “Granville was a strong, thoughtful, intelligent, loyal, kind-hearted, solid friend – in other words, the best kind of Union brother. I’m going to miss him very much."