John B. Grady

John B. Grady, 79 of the Hudson section of Plains Township, passed away Friday evening in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Konopka) Grady.

John attended Wilkes-Barre area schools and was employed by ATCO Pulley Co., Wilkes-Barre, Suburban Publishing, Pittston, and by Sam's Club, Wilkes-Barre, until his retirement.

John was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, was an avid Penn State football fan and enjoyed spending his weekends at the area flea markets. John especially enjoyed his trips to Daytona Beach, Fla., with his wife of 51 years, June (Renshaw) Purvis Grady, who passed away Nov. 22, 2003.

In addition to his wife, June, he was preceded in death by his sons, Robert and Donald Purvis; sisters, Claire Stucker and Catherine Grady; and brother, Patrick Grady.

Surviving are his children, Carol Kurovsky and her fiance, Patrick Lipka, Wilkes-Barre; William Purvis and his wife, Patricia, Hudson; and Kathy Scott and her husband, Lee, Wyoming; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Marie Purvis, Hudson; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with the Rev. Mary Laufer, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating. Interment will be held in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to the , 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 14, 2012