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Fr. Jenkins offers condolences to families of University affiliates killed in plane crash

| Friday, April 20, 2018

University President Fr. John Jenkins offered his sympathies in a press release Friday to the families of Stephen Grady and James J. Durkin, two Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg officers who died in a plane crash Thursday.

“All of us in the Notre Dame family are shocked and saddened by this tragic news,” Jenkins said in the release. “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, a 1974 graduate of the University, and Durkin served as president and treasurer, respectively, of the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg and were traveling to campus for a Notre Dame Alumni Association Leadership Conference. Local media reported that the crash occurred near Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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