Grant Edward Burrows

Date of Birth

May 3, 1968

Date of Death

May 17, 2022

City of Death

Irvine, California

Grant Edward Burrows was born to Sue and Donald Burrows and grew up in Santa Barbara, California. As a child he loved playing in the creek and going on adventures with his friends and cousins. He attended Santa Barbara High School and participated in student government, track, and cross-country. Following high school he backpacked through Europe before entering college. Grant studied philosophy at UCLA, UC Irvine, and USC. After graduating, Grant worked with his father at Anarad, Inc. in Santa Barbara, where he taught himself software programming. Grant continued his career as a programmer and engineer for nearly 30 years working at Rockwell Collins and Panasonic Avionics.

Grant was gifted with a love of foreign languages and cultures. He never missed a opportunity to visit a new country, try new foods, or meet new people and learn about their lives. Grant loved to travel and he settled in Vietnam at various times of his life, making Hoi An his home for many years.

Grant was a devoted father to his daughters Christina and Emma. He often took his daughters on road trips around North America and on trips to Asia, South America and Europe. Grant strived to make his daughters adventurous, hard workers, independent, and open to new ideas.

Grant is survived by his daughter Emma Burrows and her mother Van Ho, his daughter Christina Burrows and grandsons Alexander and Adam, his brother Wyeth Burrows, his sisters Heather Burrows and Dawn Anderson, and his aunts and uncles Billie Maunz, Chuck Maunz, Carolyn Novick, and Peter Novick. Grant was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Sue Burrows.

A celebration of his life will be held later this year.


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