Notre Dame Club President, Treasurer ID’d As Men Killed In Altoona PA Plane Crash

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Steve Grady, dentist and Notre Dame Club president, was named as one of two men killed in a small plane crash.

Jim Durkin, Notre Dame Club treasurer, was also killed in the crash in Altoona, Pa.

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University of Notre Dame released the following statement:

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., extended his deepest condolences to the families of Stephen Grady and James J. Durkin, officers in the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) who died Thursday (April 19) in a plane crash while traveling to the University.

“All of us in the Notre Dame family are shocked and saddened by this tragic news,” Father Jenkins said. “My prayers are with Steve and Jim’s families. We grieve with them and ask for God’s blessings during this time of sorrow.”

Grady and Durkin, the president and treasurer, respectively, of the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg, were flying from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to South Bend for a Notre Dame Alumni Association Leadership Conference this weekend. The crash occurred east of Altoona, Pennsylvania, according to media reports. source

Grady graduated from Notre Dame in 1974. Durkin was a member of the club but not an alumnus.

The two men were traveling to South Bend for a Notre Dame Alumni Association Leadership Conference this weekend.

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