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James Thomas “Tom” Grady, 56, writer for Star News

WILMINGTON – James Thomas Grady, 56, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1959, to the late Daniel Henry Grady and Luella James Grady.

He was a contributing writer for the Star News in Wilmington, where he covered sports and wrote weekly columns about animal advocacy and youth sports.

He is survived by his wife, Nan Grady; three stepchildren, Whitney Bell and husband, Steve, Matt Lewis and fianceé, Heidi Bass, and Kristin Lewis; his brothers, D. Gary Grady of Durham, North Carolina and Mark Grady of Carolina Beach, North Carolina; a niece, Kayla Grady; and a nephew, Michael Grady and wife, Megan. Also surviving are his six rescued furry companions.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to an animal rescue or advocacy group of your choice.

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