Laurence L. McGrady, 75, of Plains Township, passed away Friday morning at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains, after suffering a heart attack.
Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Joseph and Loretta (Brady) McGrady.
Larry was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Plains, Class of 1955; St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, Mass., receiving his RN. He received his baccalaureate degree in nursing from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., and received his master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Scranton. Larry received the Par Excellence in Clinical Nursing, Who's Who in America Nursing and belonged to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
He was a board member and past president of the Pennsylvania Council of Homemakers/Home Health Aides; member of the Professional Advisory Committee for the School of Nursing at College Misericordia, Dallas; certified as nursing instructor for the Home Health Nursing Course, American Red Cross Chapter, Wilkes-Barre.
Larry was employed in the health care industry for 35 years, both in private and federal sectors. He had been employed in staff to administrative positions in the health-care industry in Massachusetts, California, Missouri and Pennsylvania, and had been licensed to practice nursing in these commonwealths and states.
He was last employed as director of nursing services for the VNA of Wyoming Valley until his retirement.
In addition to his mother and father, Larry was preceded in death by his brothers Francis and Leo McGrady.
Surviving are his sister, Loretta McGilloway, and husband James, Lakewood, N.J., and brother Thomas McGrady, Yardville N.J.; several nephews and nieces.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Corcoran Funeral Home
20 S Main St Plains, PA 18705
Published in Times Leader on May 13, 2013