Photo: James K. Grady  1951-2020

James K. Grady, age 69 years, of Coal City, IL. passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Morris Hospital.

James, or Jimmy as he was known to his loved ones, was born on May 8, 1951 in Chicago , IL. to Daniel Sr. and Helen (nee Krasnopolski) Grady. He grew up with his close family in the Chicago area and graduated from St. Rita Of Cascia Catholic High School.  He received his 45 year pin with the Heat and Frost Insulators Local #17. He moved to the Goose Lake area in 1984 and was a longtime member of the Goose Lake Association Board of Directors.

Jimmy enjoyed living at his lake home and was a perfect host to family and friends. His home was a gathering place where he could share the beauty of the outdoors with those he cared for. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was known affectionately to many as “Moe”. With his bright white hair and beard, Jimmy was an excellent Santa Claus at Christmas time and played him at many local events.

He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Grady of Coal City; his nieces, Tama (David) Kovar of Coal City and Kelly (Douglas) Fite of Morris and his great niece and nephews, David Kovar Jr. and Alysin and Daniel Fite.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Sr. and Helen Grady; his brother Daniel Grady Jr. and his sister Eileen Grady.

Funeral services will be private. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

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