John Granrose, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023 at his home in Yorkshire, England at the age of 83.
John graduated from the University of Miami in 1961 where he was active in the UM Honors Program, president of the UM Philosophy Club and was elected to several honor societies including Phi Beta Kappa and Iron Arrow, the highest honor awarded at UM. After graduation, he studied as a Fulbright Scholar, in Austria and Heidelberg, Germany. John received his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Michigan in 1966. After, he taught Philosophy at the University of Georgia for 27 years until he retired in 1993. While teaching at UGA, he won many teaching awards including the Meigs Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984. He published several books including Introductory Readings in Ethics, co-edited with William Frankena and Practical Business Ethics, co-authored with Warren French. He was an active member of the American Philosophical Association where he edited the APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy.
After retirement, Granrose graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich and had a private practice, returning to the Jung Institute as Director of Studies in 1998. As a Jungian psychoanalyst, he served as Director of Studies at the Institute until 2002. He continued to lecture to Jungian groups internationally. A longstanding member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, his most current research concerned the history and philosophy of conjuring.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Rodriguez Thorne and is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer (Iliffe), daughter Karen (Bruce) Friend of Roswell, GA, son Jonathan (Krista) Granrose of Raleigh, NC, former wife and mother of his children, Cherlyn (Skromme) Granrose, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.