Douglas J. Grady

20 May 2020 | 10:20

Douglas J. Grady of Milford, Pa., passed away at Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y., on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was 69.

Douglas was a self-employed market research consultant, specializing in consumer goods. He was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church.

Son of the late Rodger and Thelma (Krebs) Grady, he was born on Nov. 16, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was married to his best friend and companion, Linda (Swanson) Grady, for 47 years.

An avid reader, Douglas spent much of his time lost in a book or volunteering at the local Boy Scout troop, library, and his church. A lifelong Boy Scout, he found peace and serenity in nature and in mentoring Eagle candidates.

Although Doug was a true Brooklynite at heart, he had found peace and joy during his brief residence in Milford, where he was already known for his quiet and thoughtful contributions to his community.

Doug leaves behind his loving wife, Linda Grady of Milford; children, James (Sanchaita) of St. Louis, Mo., Andrew (Ling) of Nanning, GX, China, and Brenda Grady of Brooklyn; grandchildren, Kevin, Stephanie, Joey, Avinash, and Anantim; brothers, Rodger (Else) of Charlotte, N.C., and Dennis (Carol) Grady of McCormick, S.C.; as well as five beloved nieces and one nephew; mother-in-law, Lucy Swanson; sister-in-law, Maria Swanson (partner Greg Hunt), of Forest Hills, N.Y.; and brother-in-law, Roger Swanson of Los Angeles, Calif.

A private graveside service was held at the Milford Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Scouting Museum at Camp Woodlands ( or the Greater Pike County Community Foundation (

Arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford.