John J. O'Grady, Sr., 92, husband of
Frances I. (Hamilton) O'Grady, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Sunday,
October 20, 2013 in Season's Hospice.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Peter and Bridget (Doherty) O'Grady.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Phoenixville.
Retired Bank Officer, he joined the former Farmers and Mechanics
National Bank of Phoenixville in 1955. He served as Executive Vice
President and a member of the Board of Directors prior to mergers with
the National Bank of Chester County, Southeast National Bank and
Fidelity Bank. He retired in 1984. He was a graduate of the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in accounting.
World War II, Mr. O'Grady served as a pilot with the Army Air Corps. He
was a flight instructor prior to duty in England and France with the
First Allied Airborne Army, a unit of the Ninth Air Force. A First
Lieutenant, he was awarded the Air Medal, Presidential Unit citation,
and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three battle
stars and one Service Arrowhead.
He was active in civic
organizations. He was a member of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce,
Phoenixville Area School Authority, Valley Forge Hospital use study
committee. He was also active in professional organizations. He was a
Past President of the Chester County Bankers Association, a member of
many committees of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and a life
member of Robert Morris Associates, a national organization of bank loan
and credit officers.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, 5
Grandchildren: Timothy O'Grady, Shannon O'Grady, Ryan O'Grady husband of
Kristen, Katie Roberts and Carly Roberts; 3 Great-Grandchildren: Kieran
O'Grady, Peter O'Grady and Helen O'Grady; Daughter-in-law, Mary
(Watson) O'Grady and Son-in-law, Frank Roberts.
He was preceded
in death by his son, John (Jack) O'Grady, Jr., and his daughter,
Patricia O'Grady Roberts, and his sisters, Margaret Curley, Mary O'Grady
and Helen Dixon.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his
Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 148 Church Street,
Phoenixville, PA, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:00 am.
Burial will be private.
Relatives and Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.
Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice For Men, 1221 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.