William C. Grant Jr., 68, of Glassboro, a former high school history teacher in the Philadelphia School District, died of heart failure Friday, Dec. 10, at home.

After graduating from Millersville University in 1965, Mr. Grant started teaching history at Strawberry Mansion High School.

He later transferred to University City High School, where he retired from teaching in 1995.

Mr. Grant "really cared about his students" and made history fun for them, said Dolores Murzyn, a longtime friend.

A world-history buff, Mr. Grant traveled quite a bit after retirement. He especially enjoyed cruises, Murzyn said.

Mr. Grant was born in Philadelphia and raised in Havertown. He graduated from Havertown High School in 1961.

He moved to Glassboro in 1999.

Mr. Grant has no survivors.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill. A funeral will follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill.