Condolences for James Thomas Grady

Diane Smith posted on 9/25/16

Tom coached my daughter Katie's soccer team several years ago. He was one of the best coaches she ever had, caring, smart, great with kids and very knowledgeable about soccer. I enjoyed reading his columns in the Star News, and occasionally seeing him at the Hammerhead games. We are very sorry for your loss, and will keep your family in our prayers. The Smith family


PAUL R JEFFERSON posted on 9/19/16

Tom was a perfect example of the weekend warrior athlete, and was a fun teammate in senior league softball and pickup basketball games with his Star-News compatriots and other like-minded individuals. He was always positive, and his love and advocacy for domesticated animals was truly a calling that he advertised, and answered in his daily life. He will be missed.


Joe Seme and Sam Waite posted on 9/19/16

Tom Grady was a longtime good friend and great softball teammate, except for the fact that he always wore that old Kansas City Royals hat! It was a happy day for him when the Royals won the World Series last year. His passing is another reminder that only the good die young. If they have softball in heaven, he'll be starting in right field today and leading off in the batting order. He will be missed by all of us whose lives he touched. Rest in peace, old buddy. Joe Seme and Sam Waite


Ari Garsh posted on 9/18/16

Mr. Grady did so much for the homeless animals in New Hanover and Pender county. Anytime you asked him to help when they needed anything, all you had to do was ask Tom. He made sure it made it into his column. He always had a smile on his face and something positive to say, even about the worst situations of animal abuse. I hope people know how much he really did to save innocent animals and to help them find loving homes. God I am sure will bless this wonderful man.



Julianne Woodcock posted on 9/18/16

Tom did so much for animals and inspired kindness and knowledge in their behalf. He was a wonderful man. He was an inspiration to me personally --- though I never met him.


Ron and Loraine Buker posted on 9/17/16

Tom was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Always a smile and a wave - a fighter to the end. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to Nan and their family. Ron and Loraine Buker