Grady H. Holloway, 78, died Jan. 20, 2020, at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Grady H., Sr. and Betty (Smith) Holloway.
Grady graduated from John Marshall High School in 1959 and attended the University of Oklahoma. He went on to various colorful occupations: a taxi driver in Boulder, Colo., where he spent time among the Hunter S. Thompson set; an usher at the Teller House Opera in Central City, Colo., where he met Ray Bolger; and a newspaper reporter and photographer for various publications around the country, ranging from Alaska to Maine, where he was a reporter and editor at The Ellsworth American for many years. He moved to Maine in 1971 and considered it home thereafter. A skilled carpenter, he built a house in Sedgwick with his bare hands, fellow back-to-the-landers and plenty of grit. In retirement, he moved to Bar Harbor, where he loved to spend time with his many friends. Grady was a lover of horses, good company, noir and spy novels and a fine glass of Guinness.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Benjamin, in 1985. He is survived by his brother, William, and nephew, Travis, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his son, Eachan, of Los Angeles, Calif.; his son, Will, and his wife, Gabriela, of New York, N.Y.; and his grandson, Owen.
A memorial ceremony will be held in the spring when the winter has thawed and the world is in bloom.