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Paul Grace (1907-1998)

Paul Grace

Paul Grace, 90, a longtime resident of William Street, Pittston, died Tuesday at the Friends Nursing Home, Sandy Spring, Md., after a brief illness since suffering a stroke in 1993. He was the husband of the former Mary Cosgrove, who died in 1981. They had been married for 40 years.

Born Dec. 15, 1907, a son of the late John and Margaret Reddington Grace, he attended St. John the Evangelist School. He and his brother, Thomas, operated the Grace Brothers Service Station. Moosic, for more than 50 years. A veteran of World War II, he entered the Army in 1942. He served as a medic in the European Theater until his discharge in 1945. In 1991 he moved to Rockville, Md., to live with his daughter and her family. A lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, he was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish, Rockville, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Pittston, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7846 formerly of Post 635.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Therese Clark, Rockville; three sisters, Ruth Grace, Pittston, Miriam Callahan, Forty Fort, and sister Elizabeth Grace IHM, Williamsport; two brothers Thomas and John, both of Pittston; seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, who died in 1993; and a nephew.

The funeral will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. from the Donnelly-Callahan Funeral Home, Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston, with mass at 1 in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends Nursing Home, 17340 Quaker Lane, Sandy Spring, Md. 20860.

   Tribune, Scranton, PA - January 15, 1998

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