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1948 Patrick 2020

Patrick Grady

April 24, 1948 — April 10, 2020

Patrick Grady, 71, of Wakeman, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born April 24, 1948 in Norwalk and lived in Wakeman his entire life.

He was a 1966 graduate of Western Reserve High School and served in the United States Navy from 1967-1972 aboard the USS Chikaskia, USS Northampton and the USS Waccamaw, where he visited Ireland, Greece and Puerto Rico. He worked at the Lorain Ford Plant as a Pipefitter and retired in 2004.

He was a member at the Wakeman Eagles, the Wakeman American Legion and the Wakeman Barbeque Club. He was a lifelong, active member of St. Mary's Church in Wakeman, where he served on several committees. Pat was an avid fisherman and enjoyed snowmobiling, basketball and coaching Little League through the years. In retirement, he enjoyed golfing and attending ship reunions and reconnecting with shipmates. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren and going on various family vacations including Yellowstone, Florida, Hilton Head and Alaska.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda (Schroeder); sons, James (Susen) Roth of Grafton and Josh (Gwen) Roth of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Zach (Hannah) Roth, Emma (Jacob) Underwood, Will (fiancee' Leah) Roth, Abbey, Avianna, Blake and Hunter; sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Heydinger, Maureen Reimers; stepsister, Darleen Rohde; stepbrother, Keith "Rusty" (Terry) Hendrix and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Monica Fay Grady; father and stepmother, John "Jack" and Geraldine Grady and stepsister, Becky Cox.

Following current protocols, a private Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Live streaming of the Mass will be available on Morman Funeral Home's Facebook Page beginning at 10:50am EST.

The family specifically requests no flowers. Instead, memorial donations can be made to St. Mary's Church, 46 E. Main Street, Wakeman, OH 44889.

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