JOHN P. GRADY EASTPORT – John Pike Grady, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home. John was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Rochester, N.Y., son of the late Stanley and Kate (Pike) Grady. He graduated from Shead High School and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps. John was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 505 Aerial Bombardment Group flying B-29s from North Field, Tinian Island. After the war, he attended college to study print at the University of New Hampshire; Goddard College, Vermont; and Black Mountain College, North Carolina. Upon completing college, John returned to Eastport, the city he loved, where he owned and operated the local newspaper. He was a member of Ralph A. Ray Post No. 558 VFW, Eastport and was a charter member of the Main Street Program, “Eastport For Pride.” John enjoyed being active in his community, talking to others, walking and meeting new people. He was an inspiration for a generation of the Eastport youth. John was a supporter of projects for the betterment of Eastport. He will be remembered as a man who gave of himself unstintingly, sometimes to the detriment of his personal well-being. In addition his parents, John was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Swaluk and Jane Grady; and a brother, Stanley Grady. Surviving are his sister, Doris Newquist of Eastport; four nieces, Carol Wasdin and her husband, Frank, of Orange Park, Fla., Kay Ferguson and her husband, Michael, of Jacksonville, Fla., Cindy Greer and her husband, Perry, of Orange Park, Fla., and Dorinda Danneman and her husband, Randy, of Silver Spring, Md.; two nephews, John Newquist and his wife, Roxana, of Woodvine, Md., and Donald Sutherland of Eastport; many great-nephews, great-nieces and friends. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Mays Funeral Home – Flagg Chapel, 72 High St., Eastport. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at The Boat School, 1616 Deep Cove Road, Eastport, with the Rev. Lynn Rutledge officiating. Burial with military honors will be after at Hillside Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.