John W. O’Grady



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John Waller O’Grady passed away peacefully after a long illness at the age of 85 on July 18,2017. Born in Rochester on May 3, 1932, John was the oldest child of the late Frank and Marie( Cody) O’Grady. He was predeceased by his infant son, James John and sister Mary Beth Sigismond. John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sara, children Kathleen ( Michael ) Snyder, Timothy O’ Grady and Kevin ( Dawn ) O’Grady.; grandchildren, James Snyder, Holly Snyder, Kirsten O’Grady, Michael ( Lauren ) O’Grady, Alicia O’Grady and sister Mary Agnes Corey; several nieces ,nephews and dear friends. John ( Walt as he was known to many ) honorably served in the Navy. After returning home, he married Sara and raised three children in the town of Gates. A hard working husband and father John was retiree of Davenport Machine and Tool. He enjoyed his retirement years in the great outdoors. Camping, hunting, fishing and boating were favorite passions. We will miss him greatly. John’s visitation will be held Saturday, July 22nd, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM where his funeral service will follow at 10:30 AM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Kidney Foundation or Kirkhaven Nursing Home.


  1. Howard and Karen Hovey on July 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

    To the O’Grady family….Our sympathy on Walt’s passing………….He was a great person and will be missed.Just rember all the good times with him….

  2. John & Judy Milburn on July 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

    To The O’Grady family…Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family in the passing of Walt. Remember all the good times and hold those memories in your heart. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Pam OGrady on July 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Deepest condolences to the O’Grady family. Walt was an amazing man and will be missed by all those blessed to have known him. Cherish the memories of all the good times you were blessed to share. RIP

  4. Charles & Maureen Coon on July 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

    God bless and keep you peaceful for all eternity dear cousin. May God bless you and your family Sara and be close to you in this time of grief.

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