James E. McGrady
June 28, 1942 – December 30, 2018
James E. “Jim” McGrady, 76, formerly of Paoli, PA and more recently of West Chester, PA passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018 after a prolonged and courageous battle with cancer. Jim was a dedicated life member of the Berwyn Fire Company, having served for over 40 years as a Firefighter and member of the Fire Police. He is survived by his beloved daughter: Ashley (Matt) Fromm & 3 granddaughters: Lexie, Emma & Abigail Fromm. Also Surviving are 3 siblings: Suzanne (Joseph) Rubino, George (Floss) McGrady & Thomas (Cherie) McGrady; along with many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 6—8PM at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.: 1724 E. Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Monica’s Church: 63 Main Ave., Berwyn, PA on Friday Jan. 4, 2019 1030AM. Interment to follow at St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s honor to: The Berwyn Fire Company: 23 Bridge Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312 or Barclay Friends, 700 N. Franklin Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Arrangements are with Alleva Funeral Home, Inc. Paoli, PA.
- Visitation at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc. Thursday, January 3, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial at St. Monica's Church Friday, January 4, 2019
- Interment at St. Denis Cemetery Friday, January 4, 2019
James E. McGrady
Julianne (Stead) Jackson
January 3, 2019
The thing I remember most is his smile. Mr. McGrady was a member of BFC and I remember him sitting around the table with my grandfather and Mr. Davis. They would all sit and read the paper and discuss the world happenings in their way. I would just sit and try and take it all in. Some discussions more serious than others but usually they were light hearted and full of laughs. He was always a kind person with a very infectious smile. He will surely be missed by those who loved and knew him.
Mary Ellen (McGarvey) and Harry H. Lewis
January 2, 2019
To the McGrady Family and Ashley and family,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you on the loss of Jimmy.
Mary Ellen has many fond memories of knowing Jimmy years ago.
May happy memories with Jimmy carry you through this sorrowful time.
Mary Ellen(McGarvey) and Harry C. Lewis