Brother John W. Grider, CFA, an Alexian Brother for nearly 75 years, passed away May 9. He was 94.
Born in Springfield, Ky., on Dec. 13, 1919, Brother John was preceded in death by parents Otho Blane Grider and Martha Cecilia Tobin, brother Forrest Grider and sister Louise Grider Freibert. He is survived by nieces Dr. Cathie Freibert, Ellen Mershom (Freibert), and Nancy Freibert; and nephews, John Grider, Joe Grider and Jerry Grider.
Brother John joined the Alexian Brothers at Signal Mountain on Sept. 9, 1939, and made his Life Profession on March 19, 1947. He was educated and served as a registered nurse and a medical technologist, later accepted the ministry of director of postulants, served as community health nurse in Walterboro, S.C., plus many other roles within the Alexian Brothers.
Services for Brother John were conducted at the St. Augustine Chapel at Alexian Village on Signal Mountain, with a Christian wake held May 13 followed by a Mass of Christian burial on May 14. Interment was in the Alexian Brothers section of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chattanooga.