SURROUNDED BY HIS UNION ‘FAMILY’, (top photo) retiring Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 Business Representative Mike Grady (fifth from left) is congratulated on 40 years as an apprentice, union member and 17 years as a business representative by Business Manager John O’Mara while members of Brother Grady’s apprenticeship graduation class of 1983 join in the festivities at a “thank you” party held Dec. 3. Fellow apprentice/now journeymen are (from left) Assistant Business Manager Brian Nichols, Tom O’Conner, Pat Holiday, Steve Jennewein (Grady, O’Mara), Dan Baker, Frank Schuette and Director of Minority Recruitment Fred Searcy. Not in photo were Tim Tocco, Bob Kraus, Shannon O’Brien and Scott Ramshaw.
SURROUNDED BY HIS ‘REAL’ FAMILY (bottom photo) welcoming Mike into retirement are (from left) daughter Ashley’s friend Pete Buschbacher, daughter Ashley Grady, Mike and his lovely wife Amy, son-in-law Justin Pasternak, daughter Shannon Pasternak holding granddaughter Harper Pasternak, and daughter Christina Grady Ancheta. Not pictured: granddaughter MaKenzie Pasternak and son-in-law Navy Senior Chief Eric Ancheta who is on active duty. – Labor Tribune photos