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Dr. Richard B. O'Grady, 1933-2011, retired US Army officer, ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Richard B O'Grady, MD died of stroke complications in Tucson on September 8. O'Grady had a distinguished career which combined his love of teaching and helping patients. O'Grady had a private eye practice in Glenview, IL, for 30 years plus was the Chief of Eye Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine for 32 years, Chief of Eye Pathology at Loyola University Stritch Medical School for 24 years and Professor of Ocular Pathology at the University of Arizona Medical School for 21 years. During his career, O'Grady published more than 55 research articles in leading medical journals including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Archives of Ophthalmology. O'Grady was beloved husband of Carol, nee Hawkins; loving father to Richard, William, Kathleen (Greg), Dede (Mike), Colleen (Pete) and Meaghan (Jeff); cherished Pa to Leah, Matt and Ryan; dear brother of Joseph. Survived by cousins, Dennis Gotmer and Timothy O'Grady; and nieces Courtney, Karen and Julie; and nephews, Joe and Patrick. Donations are appreciated in his name to , 16600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-549-1500 or to Northwestern University Department of Ophthalmology, 645 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 440. Chicago, Illinois 60611, 312-908-8152. Funeral Services held September 17 in Tucson.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 13, 2011
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