The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Joe John Grado, 87, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Cypress Glen East Nursing Home.
He was born June 18, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas to Charles and Sarah Grado.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Sarah Grado; sisters, Anne Grado Curtis, Mary Grado, Josephine Grado and Kathryn Grado Milner.
He is survived by a brother, Salvador Grado of Port Arthur, Texas and sisters, Angeline Grado Bowers of Port Arthur, Texas and Marguerite Grado Pierce of Flossmoor, Illinois.
He attended Port Arthur schools and entered the Navy in 1943 – 1946 as a Mechanic on the USS Phaon. Upon arriving home, he managed and worked at the family store, Grado Grocery, in Port Arthur. Joe then worked at what was the Fina Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, and later retired in 1985. He enjoyed gardening and was a master carpenter.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Funeral Services for Mr. Grado will be held at 10a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in the chapel of Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.