Born: Nov. 13, 1946|
Died: July 14, 2014
HUNTLEY – W. Don Grady, 67, of Sun City in Huntley, passed away at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a short illness.
He was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Troy, New York, the son of William Donlin and Martha (Miller) Grady Sr. He graduated from Catholic Central High School, Class of 1964. He attended Siena College in Loudonville, New York and in 1968 received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He served as an officer in the United States Army from 1968–1972, including a tour of duty in Vietnam during 1971 and 1972. Don was united in marriage to Suzanne K. Genski on April 11, 1970, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Troy, New York. He was employed with Arthur Andersen for 23 years until 1992, later Waste Management in Oak Brook until 1997 and then Sears Corporation in Hoffman Estates until 2000. Don received his Master's Degree from Benedictine University in 1993. In 2000, he founded People Centrics, and ran the company at the time of his death.
He had been a frequent lecturer/professor at National Louis University from 2007 until the present, and has also served as their Associate Dean of the College of Business and later Director of their online learning program. Don loved computers, online learning and technology. He was very involved in his parishes all his life, leading retreats, serving as a lector at Mass, working on various councils and committees, teaching religious education and serving in the Knights of Columbus. He also enjoyed writing a regular column for the "Sun Day Paper" in Sun City, Huntley.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, of Huntley, his son, Fr. Brian Grady of Crystal Lake, daughter, Jennifer (Matt) Frankowski of Valparaiso, Indiana, his sisters, Mary Lou Riegert and Martha (Ed) Manny both of Troy, New York and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4–8 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, July 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
or the St. Mary, St. Vincent DePaul Society. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
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Published in Kane County Chronicle on July 18, 2014