Willow Glen Lions sadly reports the passing of Joe (Joseph) McGrady. Lion Joe was a Charter Member of Willow Glen Lions Club (August 2009). Joe became a Lion because of dedication to helping youth. The Student Speakers Contest was a natural for him. He had been active in student tutoring programs while working at General Electric. As chair of the Club’s Student Speakers Contest, he organized and conducted five years of Student Speakers Contests. While she was a District Governor, Karen Fillmore honored Lion Joe for his dedicated service to the program by having him awarded a Harry J. Asian Fellowship in Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc.
Lion Joe was very active in Willow Glen Lions from the inception and also helped on sight preservation (eyeglasses collection and eye examination/eyeglasses). Joe and wife Joanna are longtime Willow Glen residents. Joe enjoyed sharing produce from their community garden section.
Willow Glen Lions extends condolences to the McGrady family, wife Joanna, daughter Ashleigh and Ashleigh’s husband.
Below: Joe Grady raking leaves at the Willow Glen Lions adopted park, Roy Avenue Park. Joe was always ready to help and participate in Club projects.