Latest News John Granby of Deschutes Optical Dies at 59 By Staff Monday, August 27, 2012 12:17 AM BEND, Ore.—John Granby of Deschutes Optical passed away here on Aug. 16 after battling ALS disease for the past several years. He was 59 years old. He is survived by his mother, Lee Granby, a twin brother, Richard, and two sisters, Paula and Mary. Additional information about Granby’s life is available here. Contributions can be made in his name to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court Bend, Ore., 97701.