Camp Hill, Lancaster men identified as victims in Blair County plane crash


The two victims in yesterday's small plane crash in Altoona, Pa. have been identified in a University of Notre Dame news release.

According to the statement, Stephen Grady and James J. Durkin were officers in the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg.

The two men died April 19 in a plane crash while traveling to South Bend for a Notre Dame Alumni Association Leadership Conference this weekend.

“All of us in the Notre Dame family are shocked and saddened by this tragic news,” Father John I. 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 were the president and treasurer, respectively, of the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg.

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

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