Robert John O'Grady, 84, of Blairstown, NJ, passed away peacefully January 4, 2018 at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough, NJ.
Bob was born in Boonton to Thomas and Emily (Ginder) O'Grady on March 28, 1933. He was a graduate of the Boonton school system, attending grades one through eight at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. He graduated from Boonton High School in 1951, where he was class president. He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in 1955 where he was fondly known as "Reds" by his Delta Sigma Phi brothers. Bob was a professional city planning consultant at Robert Catlin & Associates in Denville, NJ until he retired in 2003 as owner and president. He was an avid skier, and loved to golf and cycle. He was well known for breaking out in song and for his ballroom dance skills. He was a member of the St. Jude Church Knights of Columbus in Blairstown.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Clare (Herterich), of Blairstown, his son Gavin of Bainbridge Island, WA, daughter, Susan and son-in-law, George Parry of Raritan Township, NJ, and daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Kevin Poppe of Franklin Lakes, NJ, 4 grandchildren, Emily & Matthew Parry and Erin & Daniel Poppe, sister-in-law, Eleanor O'Grady, cousins Helen Cunningham and Rita Ginder, both of Boonton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents, his step mother, Nona (Burns), his sister, Marian O'Grady Hull and brother, Thomas O'Grady.
Arrangement of funeral services are by Dangler Lewis & Carey Funeral Home, 312 West Main Street, Boonton, (973)334-0842. Visitation hours are on Sunday, January 7th from 2 to 6 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Boonton on Tuesday, January 9th at 11 AM. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Wooton Street, Boonton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name may be made to Life Choices, Inc. www.lifechoicesonline.org or The Alzheimer's Foundation of America www.alzfdn.org.