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In Memoriam:

John Charles O'Grady
October 15, 2016

We lost our friend John on October 15, 2016


John Charles O'Grady, passed away on October 15, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family after a brave kick butt fight with pulmonary fibrosis.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 327, VFW Post 1211, FRA Branch 99, the Red Knights Chapter 4, VVA Chapter 48, and a member of the Wednesday morning Veterans breakfast group at Beach Pub. John was part of the Three Musketeers and leaves behind Chach Ciaccio and Paul Davis.

John was the son of the late Charles and Elynor O'Grady; and was predeceased by his sister, Maryellen O'Grady and Karen Clemens (mother of Michael Vinsend). He is survived by his angel, Becky Wentworth; his sons, Scott O'Grady and Michael Vinsend and his wife, Bobbie; two grandsons, Tyler and Kyle; his daughter, Shannon Hilbert and her husband, Keith; his sister, Patricia S. Daley and her husband, Leo; his brothers, Kevin O'Grady and his wife, Elvira, Michael J. O'Grady and his wife, Shelley, and Christopher B. O'Grady and his wife, Alison J. Prata; and his God daughter, Kathi Abreu; and many more nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many friends and shipmates.

The family would like to say thank you to the team of Westminster Canterbury for their Hospice team and the excellent care and support they gave to John.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Celebration of John's Life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel by Chaplain Greg Dalla-Tezze. A gathering will be held at FRA Branch 99, 357 Edwin Dr., Virginia Beach after the service for a light lunch and meeting of the family. John will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full Navy Honors at a later date.

Per John's request, in lieu of flowers, please donate to Hearts and Home in memory of John and in honor of his sister, Maryellen O'Grady, P.O. Box 61657, Virginia Beach, VA 23466. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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