Charles R. “Chuck” Grady
July 1, 1936 – August 2, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Charlotte Grady; infant sister, Frances; sister, Carolyn Hanke; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jim and Erma Bartholomew; brothers-in-law, Jim Bartholomew and Melvin Pfeifer.
Survived by, wife, Nance; children, Kent Grady, Robyn Grady, and Courtney West (Paul); grandchildren: Erin, Moira and Aidan Grady, Cece, Liam and Louie West; sister, Mary Alice Pfeifer; brother-in-law, Luke Hanke; sister-in-law, Ruth Bartholomew; many nieces, nephews, and cousins
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 5th from 4pm to 6pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, August 6th at 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to: Marian High School; Mount Michael Benedictine High School; Smile Train; or Alzheimer’s Association.
Charles Richard Grady was born on July 1, 1936 in Scribner, Nebraska. The third-born child and only son of Richard Grady and Charlotte Foy Grady, Chuck grew up on the family farm in Platte Center, Nebraska.
Chuck attended the University of Nebraska and received a degree in Agricultural Engineering. After finishing his education, he completed Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Shangri-La as a Weapons Maintenance Officer.
In 1968, he met the love of his life, Nance Bartholomew. Chuck and Nance were married on June 28, 1969 and began their life together in Omaha, Nebraska. They would go on to have three children: Kent, Robyn and Courtney.
Chuck and Nance led a full, rich life together. They had many friends, participated actively in church and school activities, and saw the world. He even managed to sneak in the occasional round of golf, a sport for which he would have a lifelong passion.
Chuck greeted his first grandchild, Erin, in 1997. Grandfather-hood agreed with him, filling his retirement years with happiness and laughter. Four years later, Moira arrived, followed soon thereafter by Aidan, Cecelia, Liam, and Louis. Chuck’s grandchildren had the good fortune to benefit from his example of love, kindness and warm humor.
He was a man of immense decency and integrity. He was known for his professional skill, his gentle, unassuming nature, and his clever Irish wit. His legacy is one of faith, family, friends, and unselfishness.