9-11 Heroes

Leave your memorial thoughts for James Andrew O'Grady

In Memory of James Andrew O'Grady

Submit Your
9-11 Memorial:

 * For WTC victims

 * For victims at
    Pentagon & flights

 * Leave generic
    9-11 memorials

 * Read most recent

 * Nominate a hero

Songs and poems:

 * America's Heroes

 * 9-11 songs

 * Poems and pictures

 * 9-11 Poems page 2

 * 9-11 Poems page 3

 * Your Poems 1   2
      3   4   5

 * Donate to 9-11Heroes.us

About kids:

 * TV news & violence

 * Children & war

 * Art helps kids cope

 * Asbestos exposure
    at Ground Zero

Fly Your Own American Flag:

 * 9-11 Resources

 * Link to us

VA Home Loan Rates

Each time someone visits this page, a flower is added to the bottom as a small sign that someone remembers this person and wants to honor and appreciate their memory.

Add your memorial thoughts (bottom of this page)


In Tribute to James Andrew O'Grady
32 years old.   Residence: Harrington Park, N.J.
Died in World Trade Center

NOTE:  The visitor remarks and comments below are NOT NECESSARILY the feelings or beliefs of this website's webmaster or sponsors.

27 Total Comments
Page:  1 of 2

Thinking of the fun times growing up together at the pool at BCC.

*** Posted by Tracy Bauman Doherty on 2012-09-10 ***

Your story touched me And,y may you rest in peace

*** Posted by Leaha on 2012-07-11 ***

Remembering your loss, may god bless you all.

*** Posted by Ellen on 2011-09-18 ***

Andy... I reflect often on your friendship and leadership while we were at UCLA. When I was a freshman, you were one of the first guys on the swim team who welcomed me. You went with this kid from east Cleveland who was still wet behind the ears to get my first bank account and California ID. Man, you were a great and fun friend. RIP my brother...

*** Posted by Byron Davis on 2011-09-10 ***

In loving memory.

*** Posted by Julie Strange on 2011-09-06 ***

May peace be with you. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

*** Posted by Molly on 2011-04-03 ***

Hooah, Green Team!
Thinking about you today, Andy O'Grady....
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
I will never forget you....

*** Posted by Karen Kluesener on 2011-03-17 ***

It's a real shame.

*** Posted by James O'Grady on 2011-03-01 ***

I only know of him because of the media and Rachel Uchitel. I recently watched an interview with her (at the time had no idea who she was) where she basically shared her heart.... It brought me to tears. He was an awesome guy by ALL accounts. Reading these posts has brought on a lot more tears.... (I'm Australian and can only imagine the pain all have suffered.) But I wanted to send my love and best wishes to everyone who cared for him and his loving friends and family. I do understand the pain of losing a loved one and the way it can change your entire existence.... My love to you all. R.I.P., Andy.

*** Posted by Cory on 2011-02-10 ***

I was recently in New York with my daughter and grand-daughters, and my daughter bought bracelets of 9/11 victims at the WTC site. Mine was James O'Grady's. I shall remember him and his family in my prayers. We Americans will never forget that day and the heroes who were lost!

Gerry from Mississippi

*** Posted by Gerry Morris on 2010-11-29 ***

I was recently at my daughter's basketball game at the Harrington Park Middle School, and I was reminded of Andy. I saw the Bergen Record's "Athlete of the Week" article on Andy proudly on display in the hallway. I remembered how he would talk about his swimming days. I worked with Andy at his first job out of UCLA. We played softball together and probably had more fun after the games were over. He liked to be involved in the post game festivities, and being right out of college, he lead the way. He had an engaging personality and a great work ethic, which was evidenced by his rapid climb up the corporate ladder. I met with him only a few weeks before 9/11 to celebrate his promotion to Managing Director. What a wonderful person he was. He is truly missed.

*** Posted by 83 Friar on 2010-06-02 ***

My dearest O'Grady family,

My heart goes out to you at this time. I feel you have suffered so much in losing your son and in having to suffer once again by being dragged into scandal. Painful as it may be, do remember that this, too, shall pass....

*** Posted by Touched in NY on 2010-04-05 ***

Rachel's heart, along with many others, was broken on 9/11. Since then she has made some bad choices. I pray that she can save herself, before it is too late. James O'Grady must have loved her a lot, and maybe her whole life might have been different if that event had not happened.

*** Posted by frank on 2009-12-19 ***

My heart goes out to the O'Grady family, who are having to put up with all the scandal regarding their son's former fiance. Your son loved a girl Rachel Uchitel, who no way resembles the girl she is today. I only hope the media will leave you and your family in peace and quit showing that picture of her holding your son's photo on the news and internet.

*** Posted by Sue Jensen (Canada) on 2009-12-13 ***

James Andrew O'Grady, I didn't know you. but you're a true hero, and so is everyone else who lost their lives that day. R.I.P., sweetie. x

*** Posted by Kristel on 2009-12-07 ***

To the family of James Andrew O'Grady:

I have felt for you these past couple of weeks, for obvious reasons, especially after I read James' Father's interview in
The Daily News. Please take solace that your son was madly in love with a different girl when he perished. He was in love with a girl who spent a week going from hospital to hospital in search of him. That's where it ended. And that is the girl who will always be with him, not the person embroiled in many scandals now. He took his family and his sweet normal-looking blonde-haired girlfriend with him to heaven. And he is resting in peace. God bless you.

*** Posted by Dramaticlookcat on 2009-12-07 ***

I did not know James Andrew O'Grady, but my heart and prayers go out to his family with all of this ridiculous coverage of his previous fiancee, Rachel. It breaks my heart for them! God bless this family!

*** Posted by Dee Williams on 2009-12-06 ***

You are a true hero. May you be rewarded somewhere in the future!

*** Posted by Larry Loving on 2009-11-30 ***

Andy was a former student of mine from 27 years ago in Harrington Park. Many people say that students always remember one teacher they had. Andy is one student I'll never forget, and I have been teaching for almost 40 years. It saddens me to think how the events that took his life robbed everyone in the world of knowing what a great person Andy was.

*** Posted by Andy Walker on 2009-11-29 ***

I did not know Andy, but I noticed his name back when this happened and it touched me. We may be related, I do not know. But I read about him then and got to know more about him. I honor him and the others here where I work today with a blood drive that I organized.
God Bless Andy's friends, family and everyone else whose lives were touched by this day. Those lost will never be forgotten.

*** Posted by Lisa O'Grady -Arlington, Texas on 2007-09-11 ***

27 Total Comments

Page:  1 of 2

Go to Page:   1   2



Post your memorial thoughts:

Share your feelings and memories of grief and sadness concerning the 9-11-2001 attack, or of positive memories.  If you knew this person, help us to build a small 'bio' of the person and share with us something about his/her life:

  • what kind of person he/she was, 
  • what nice points you remember about him/her, 
  • what kind of relationship you had with him/her, 
  • what you two perhaps did together, 
  • what he/she meant to you, 
  • or other things about him/her might be especially encouraging for other people.

This web site is intended solely as a means of allowing all of us to express our grief and sympathy in behalf of the people who lost their lives, and also our love and compassion towards those who lost loved ones and friends in the 9/11/01 tragedy. The site is strictly for memorial mentions of those who passed away in the tragedy, not of other people who have passed away.

Our hearts are very touched with concern in behalf of those people, and it is to them that we dedicate this web site. It is not our intent to venture into the realms of WHO should face judgement, to take responsibility for those terrible events, because we have no way of knowing for sure who all might fall into that category. Therefore, any letters or notes written passing judgment upon any person or group will not be published on this site. We do NOT want this site to be a base for expressions of hatred, but only for expressions of LOVE!

9-11Heroes.us is a personal effort, not a business, nor is the site dedicated to any specific person or persons. We will not post negative comments. Moreover, 9-11Heroes.us reserves the right to choose which comments to post and also to edit the comments for spelling, punctuation, grammar, or edit comments that are unkind or offensive in some manner. We are maintaining this site with our own money and time. We try to keep the advertisements to a minimum and we try to make them as unobtrusive as possible. The revenue goes back to maintaining this site.

Thank you for your understanding in these matters.

Your Name:

E-mail: (optional, but needed if you want us to contact you)
(this will not be displayed with the comments)






James Andrew O'Grady's page has been visited 44,739 times.

 Medium Flower  = 100 visits
 Small Flower  = 1 visit

© 2003-2011 www.9-11heroes.us  All rights reserved.
Link to 9-11 Heroes      9-11 resource websites      Contact      About us     Privacy Policy

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (11)