John Kady

KADY, John T., a former United Press International reporter, bureau chief, and vice president, died of a heart attack in Columbus, Ohio, on August 4, 2013. He was 79.

Mr. Kady’s career with UPI spanned 35 years. Mr. Kady was also the author of two books, “A Sentry’s Saga,” and “A Reporter’s Notebook: Kennedy to Kent State,” and wrote articles for “BloodHorse Magazine” until the time of his death.

Mr. Kady was born September 2, 1933, in Wheeling, and spent his early years in McMechen, Sherrard and Glen Dale, graduating from Union High School in 1951.

He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955, on Okinawa as a member of the Air Police Canine Corps and as an AP in England.

Mr. Kady graduated from West Virginia University in 1959 with a degree in journalism and immediately embarked on his career with UPI. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 11 and the Golden Moose Club, K of C, Writers Guild of Columbus, VFW.

Mr. Kady is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia (Silver), formerly of Moundsville. He was previously married to Joyce Beveridge, who passed away in early 2013.

Mr. Kady is also survived by daughter, Jennifer Davis and Husband Bud; daughter, Gretchen McClincy and husband Tim; and step-son, Dana Murdock, all of Columbus; and stepdaughter, Melanie Murdock of Powhatan Point. Mr. Kady had eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by brothers, T.F., Marty, Jim and Kevin.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David in 2004.

Mr. Kady was the son of former Moundsville High School Assistant Principal John J. Kady and wife Virginia, former residents of Glen Dale.

A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. August 29, 2013, followed by a reception at St. Agnes Catholic Church 2364 W. Mound St. Columbus, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which is dedicated to the rescue and retirement of aged race horses, at P.O. Box 834, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or at

Arrangements by the Scheodinger Hilltop Chapel.

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