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 American Diabetes Association, 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 by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 13, 2011.
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Dear Carol and Family
We are so sorry to learn of your (and our) loss. We enjoyed many AESC meetings with you and Dick. His contributions were always among my favorites.
Susie and Daryel Ellis
Zionsville, IN
September 19, 2011
Dear Carol
You are in our prayers during this difficult time. We were so sorry to learn of your loss.
Pat & Larry Russell
Pat & Larry Russell
September 18, 2011
Dear Carol & entire O'grady family; We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you.Dr. O'grady was a very special friend to our family. Carole & Al Mullenix ps. We hope you enjoy all the chocolate chip cookies heaven has to offer. May God bless & hold you in the palm of his hand. Go Wildcats !!!!
September 17, 2011
Dear Kathy, Greg, Leah, and all the O'Grady family. We were so sad to hear about your dad. We are thinking of you and have you in our prayers. With much love, Patty Brennan Strain
September 15, 2011
Dear Carol and family
We were saddened to learn of Dick's passing. Bonnie and I remember our wonderful times together in the AESC. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Froncie and Bonnie Gutman
September 15, 2011
Dear Carol and Family;
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. We enjoyed spending time with Dick and Carol at the various Eye Study Club meetings and functions over the years- and learning about what was going on in Ophthalmology at one of my Alma Maters- Northwestern University. He will be missed.
Monte and Kris Del Monte
Monte Del Monte
September 15, 2011
Hey Dad,

Thanks for everything. Bill
September 13, 2011
Dear O'Grady family
Karen and I were long time patients of Dr. O'Grady and want to offer our sincere condolances to you all. He was truly a great Opthalmologist and will be truly missed. Peace to all of you.
Karen and Dick Hainke
September 13, 2011
Dear Carol & Family;
We will greatly miss Dick and his great friendship. We are sorry that we won't see you Saturday, but will be thinking of you, your family and Dick.
Kay and Irwin Roth
September 13, 2011
Dear Carol & Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. We will truly miss you and Dick at our brief gatherings at NU but will cherish the fond memories of those visits. Sincerely,
Richard & Nancy Merrill
Richard &VNancy Merrill
September 13, 2011
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