In memory of
Grady Clopton Catterall
In memory of
Grady Clopton Catterall
CATTERALL, Grady C. Grady Clopton Catterall, son of Fred W. Catterall, III and Annabelle Williams Catterall, was born on December 17, l962, in Dallas, TX. He died on March 2l, 2020 in Rockville, MD, nearly four months after having been diagnosed with cancer. Grady grew up in Dallas, attending Walnut Hill Elementary and Cary Middle School, two of the buildings demolished by the tornado that hit Dallas in October, 2019. He graduated from Skyline, the first magnet school in DISD, and subsequently from Harvard University. Following college, he went to work for Equitable Insurance Company in New York City, and was soon introduced, by a mutual friend , to Penelope Bryant, a Bryn Mawr graduate, who was from Washington, D.C. Their friendship flourished, and eventually they became engaged. After they were married in Washington, Penny and Grady moved there, from New York, and later became permanent residents of Bethesda, MD, where they raised their two sons, Philip and James. During his career as a consulting actuary, Grady periodically worked with government agencies, and with insurers, on estimating costs of providing civic health coverage Accordingly, he went on to earn a Master's Degree in Public Health, at Johns Hopkins University. During his last few years, he spent time in support of Penny's thriving business, "Order Your Life," in which she helps people manage their affairs, organize their surroundings, and adapt to transitions in their lives. Grady was a kind and caring family man, an engaging and loyal friend, a patient and reliable volunteer among the elderly, a decent and principled citizen. He was well-read, articulate, gentle-natured, and good company. A "cradle Episcopalian," he had an abiding faith that carried him through the ordeal of his disease, with a fortitude that impressed medical professionals managing his care. Penny was his greatest advocate in navigating his course of treatment; and an outpouring of good wishes and support from family, especially by his sons and nearby brother and sister-in-law, blessed him with the knowledge that he was loved, and would be missed. Grady was preceded in death by his father, Fred Catterall, and is survived by his wife of nearly thirty-two years, Penny of Bethesda, MD; his sons, Philip of New York, NY, and James of Bethesda, MD; his mother, Annabelle Catterall of Dallas, TX; older brother, Robert and wife Marcia and their children, Kessler, Zachary, and Lydia of Atlanta, GA; younger brother, Arthur and wife Jana of Arlington, VA; as well as by numerous other family members. Funeral arrangements remain pending; meanwhile, memorial contributions may be made to Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd., Washington, D.C. 20057, or to a charity of your choice. We are grateful that Grady is at peace.
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In memory of
Grady Clopton Catterall
CATTERALL, Grady C. Grady Clopton Catterall, son of Fred W. Catterall, III and Annabelle Williams Catterall, was born on December 17, l962, in Dallas, TX. He died on March 2l, 2020 in Rockville, MD, nearly four months after having been diagnosed with cancer. Grady grew up in Dallas, attending Walnut Hill Elementary and Cary Middle School, two of the buildings demolished by the tornado that hit Dallas in October, 2019. He graduated from Skyline, the first magnet school in DISD, and subsequently from Harvard University. Following college, he went to work for Equitable Insurance Company in New York City, and was soon introduced, by a mutual friend , to Penelope Bryant, a Bryn Mawr graduate, who was from Washington, D.C. Their friendship flourished, and eventually they became engaged. After they were married in Washington, Penny and Grady moved there, from New York, and later became permanent residents of Bethesda, MD, where they raised their two sons, Philip and James. During his career as a consulting actuary, Grady periodically worked with government agencies, and with insurers, on estimating costs of providing civic health coverage Accordingly, he went on to earn a Master's Degree in Public Health, at Johns Hopkins University. During his last few years, he spent time in support of Penny's thriving business, "Order Your Life," in which she helps people manage their affairs, organize their surroundings, and adapt to transitions in their lives. Grady was a kind and caring family man, an engaging and loyal friend, a patient and reliable volunteer among the elderly, a decent and principled citizen. He was well-read, articulate, gentle-natured, and good company. A "cradle Episcopalian," he had an abiding faith that carried him through the ordeal of his disease, with a fortitude that impressed medical professionals managing his care. Penny was his greatest advocate in navigating his course of treatment; and an outpouring of good wishes and support from family, especially by his sons and nearby brother and sister-in-law, blessed him with the knowledge that he was loved, and would be missed. Grady was preceded in death by his father, Fred Catterall, and is survived by his wife of nearly thirty-two years, Penny of Bethesda, MD; his sons, Philip of New York, NY, and James of Bethesda, MD; his mother, Annabelle Catterall of Dallas, TX; older brother, Robert and wife Marcia and their children, Kessler, Zachary, and Lydia of Atlanta, GA; younger brother, Arthur and wife Jana of Arlington, VA; as well as by numerous other family members. Funeral arrangements remain pending; meanwhile, memorial contributions may be made to Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd., Washington, D.C. 20057, or to a charity of your choice. We are grateful that Grady is at peace.
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