Grady Alexander

Grady Alexander

Grady Alexander, “Your wings were ready; but our hearts were not.”  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Grady Alexander, age 91 years, of Crescent, PA.  He passed peacefully at his home on February 9, 2021, with family by his side.  He was a wonderful husband, loving father and proud “Pap” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grady was born at the Alexander Homeplace in Cleveland, GA (Home of the Cabbage Patch dolls).  His parents were Ancil Elijah Alexander and Pearlie Jane Hulsey.  He enjoyed his early years on the family farm.  Shortly after he turned 18 years of age, he headed North with several buddies, to work at J&L Steel in Aliquippa.  He retired with 33 ½ years. Grady enjoyed his side job most; he was the proud owner of Grady’s Body Shop for sixty plus years.  He always loved working on cars from an early age.  This led to a full-fledged business.  Along the way, he made many friends for life. He is the last to pass away from the PA/Georgia bunch.  The young men & their families from Cleveland, GA remained friends for life. Grady was a Coraopolis Mason for 56 years; he received his 50yr pin on February 9, 2015. Through the years, Grady enjoyed collecting old cars.  He loved his collection.  He was proud to drive many of them down the road on his way to the local car cruises. To relax, Grady could be found socializing with friends at the Aliquippa Hideaway, or as a member of the Aliquippa VFW (Hopewell) and the Aliquippa Serbian Club. Above all, Grady loved his faith and his southern gospel hymns.  He always enjoyed taking his family and going to Cleveland’s Campmeeting Days in Cleveland, GA.  There he would visit family & friends he grew up with. He cherished the days when his children & grandchildren would gather and celebrate special occasions, celebrations and holidays.  He loved family dinners, but he always made sure there was a pie for dessert. Grady will be sadly missed by Lois Jean, his loving wife of 69 years.  Mourning his loss are his five children, three daughters and two sons:  Cheryl (Sam) Ellis, Carol (Mark) Capuano, Carla (Dan) Quinn, Ron Alexander, Todd Alexander: Five granddaughters are missing their “Pap”:  Jada (Pedro) Portela -Miami, FL, Nia (Jeremy) Bates -Williamsville, NY, Falicia (Mark) Andrews -Elmira, NY, Laura (Andrew) Alexander McDonald -Pasadena, CA, Amanda Alexander -Greentree, PA. The great-grandchildren loved their “Pap”:  Mila & Zara Portela, Lena, Nigel & Baby Girl Bates, Brayden, Landon & Cameron Andrews. Grady is survived by his beloved sister in GA, Opal Suggs, 98 years young. He was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings in GA:  his twin brother, Grover Alexander, and his brothers, Charlie, Fred and Lawrence and his sister, Margie Nell.  He leaves behind many loved relatives in Georgia & Ohio. To Grady, his family meant the world to him. And his family loved him back through all the years. We’ll carry you in our hearts forever.  We’ll cherish the precious moments we shared with you. “Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning.” -Psalm 30:5 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” -Psalm 23 Friends will be received on Tuesday February 16 th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) and also on Wednesday from 10 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM.  Interment will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester. Face coverings and social distancing will apply to all services.

10 thoughts on “Grady Alexander

  1. Grady was a great friend of mine since 1965 i loved going to car shows with him and just being together and talking about the good times we shared with each other I will surely miss him until we meet again and go to more car shows in heaven love you buddy god bless you chizzy.

  2. As Grady touched many, I’m glad to say that I had good fortune to be acquainted with he and his family at a time when I was young and very impressionable. So many good memories that will live in my mind forever. I learned a lot for Grady and Ron and always looked forward to Miss Lois feeding me like I was family!
    My heart goes out to everyone that is grieving. May God bless you all in this difficult time. Rejoice in his wonderful life!
    Leif L Yderstad

  3. Grady will live in our hearts always. From across the continent and over the vast Pacific Ocean, here in Hawaii Nei. We send our fondest ALOHA and deepest condolences to all the Ohana( family). He touched our hearts in many ways. Aloha ‘Oe, our loving farewell. From all your Hawaii Ohana.

  4. Sending love and hugs to all of Grady’s precious family!!
    With love and condolences, a small portion of his Georgia family!! Polly Davis, Jean Ann Simmons (Davis), Junior Davis, and Teresa Payne (Davis)

  5. My deepest sympathies to the entire Alexander family. The Lord blessed Grady with a beautiful family and wonderful life. Eternal rest grant unto him o Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Prayers to the family at this difficult time.

  6. Enjoyed the many stories he and Tug would tell in the garage .Grady will be missed ,thoughts and prayers to the family and many friends.

  7. My deepest sympathies to the family of Grady. I had the pleasure of knowing this fine man…He will be sadly missed by many. He always had a beautiful smile on his face. The impact he had on everyone he met will live in our hearts forever. My heart goes out to the Alexander family.

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