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In Memory - Classmates

R. Michael Grady


From Bill Troxler

Deceased Classmate: Richard Michael Grady
Date Of Birth: July -20-1946
Date Deceased: Sept-18-2007
Age at Death: 61
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Classmate City: Damascus
Classmate State: MD
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: Yes Army
Survived By: Pamela Canova-Grady. (wife) Children: Leanne Ross and Richard Michael Grady Jr. Brother: William Grady Grandchildren, Aaron, Corryn, Joel

Mike was a folk singer and civil engineer. He played guitar, banjo and 12-string guitar. Mike earned a B.S. in Engineering from U Rhode Island. He worked for Defense Mapping Agency after serving in the U.S. Army - stationed in Germany where her perfromed at folk clubs during off hours. For many years Mike was an official for the Montgomery County Soccer Association. He refereed hundreds of games during his twenty years as a soccer official. Mike retired as Chief Engineer and Facilities Manager at Navy Medical (U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda - Rockville Pike). He died shortly after his retirement. Mike was a shy, quite and really great guy. He gave me a tour of Navy Medical at one time. We went up to the top of the tower and out on the landing to survey Bethesda. I saw the room were the autopsy was done on JFK. His staff at Navy Medical LOVED and admired Mike. Was a kind, thoughtful and capable boss. A man missed by many friends and professional colleagues. The notice of Mike's death as it appeared in the Gazette newspaper. Richard Michael Grady Sr., 61, died suddenly on Sept. 18, 2007, at his Mount Airy home. He was the husband of Pamela Canova-Grady. Born in Maryland July 20, 1946, he was the son of the late Joseph William and Agnes Jeanette Michaels Grady. Mr. Grady was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired as engineer and facilities manager of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda. Surviving besides his wife are children Leanne Ross and her husband Kevin of Smithsburg and Richard Michael Grady Jr. and his wife Debbie of Waynesboro, Penn.; grandchildren Aaron, Corryn and Joel; and brother William Grady of Washington, D.C. Arrangements were with Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home, Damascus. Interment, in All Souls Cemetery, Germantown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Frederick County Humane Society, 5712 D Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704. http://ww2.gazette.net/stories/092707/carrobi54552_32359.shtml