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John B. Grady

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Oct. 12, 2012

John B. Grady, 79, of the Hudson section of Plains Township, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 12, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

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

John attended Wilkes-Barre area schools and was employed at ATCO Pulley Co., Wilkes-Barre; Suburban Publishing, Pittston; and last at 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 on Nov. 22, 2003.

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

Surviving are his children, Carol Kurovsky and her fiancé, Patrick Lipka, Wilkes-Barre; William Purvis and his wife, Patricia, Hudson; 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 Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains, 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 Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 14, 2012
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