Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Dr. Joseph J. Granata, who passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Dr. Granata was a proud alumnus of UT Austin and was multi-lingual, fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. During his thirty-four years as a faculty member at south campus, Dr. Granata taught a variety of classes including, history, geology, and biology. Dr. Granata served as the department chair of Natural Sciences for many years and received the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor award in 1985. His dedication to students will never be forgotten.

Dr. Granata is survived by his partner of thirty-two years, David Waters, as well as many friends and colleagues. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or other offerings, please make donations to the animal rescue group he was associated with, AURORAS in Santa Fe, Texas.

Attn: Arnie Coyle
Post Office Box 834
Santa Fe, TX 77517