CORTLAND -- Former local radio and event disc jockey David McGrady has passed away. According to an obituary which appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard on Wednesday, McGrady, 44, had been battling colon cancer. He worked at radio stations in Cortland and Homer following his graduation from SUNY Geneseo.
McGrady's obituary says he worked for the past 20 years in the Protection and Public Services office at Rockefeller Center in New York City. His most-recent assignment there was to serve as fire safety director for 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the iconic building which houses the NBC television network and a handful of the network's shows, including NBC Nightly News and Saturday Night Live.
In addition to his experience on-the-air, McGrady also worked as a DJ for weddings and other events. He is survived by ten siblings, several cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
A funeral Mass is planned for Saturday at 11am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Main Street in Cortland. The family notes David had always been a supporter of his hometown's community center; in lieu of flowers, donations labeled "In memory of David McGrady" can be forwarded to:
McGraw Nutrition Center
PO Box 194
McGraw, NY 13101
Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. Our sympathies to McGrady's family, friends and colleagues.