Wednesday, June 01, 2016 03:00 PM

In Memoriam: Nick Grillo

Nick Grillo, radiographer, family, friend and colleague passed away on May 31, 2016.  Nick battled ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).  Nick not only cared about his family, but he also cared deeply for his friends. Always gracious, humble, and upbeat, he didn’t let the disease define him. Nick graduated from the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program. After graduation, he worked at UCSF Medical Center for several years, before diagnosed with ALS. 

In addition to his accomplishments as a radiographer, he possessed qualities that set him apart as a humanitarian. He cared little about money and much about people. He was quick to lighten up a situation with his wonderful sense of humor.

He was dignified and humble about his accomplishments and always praised others. Nick was very passionate about all causes. He received many accolades and scholarships.  As a student, he won the CSRT Student Bowl and in 2010, he went to Capitol Hill to champion for the CARE Bill with then President, Lorenza Clausen. Nick served on the CSRT Student committee and volunteered for many projects with the CSRT. Nick also championed and fought in the ALS community.  

The CSRT family sends our condolences to Nick’s partner, Kirk and the entire family. Nick will be missed for many of his accomplishments and accolades. 

Here are some additional images of Nick and his involvement with CSRT: