Robert J. Brady Sr., 77

DEC. 1, 1933-NOV. 6, 2011

November 07, 2011
  • Robert J. Brady Sr.
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Mr. Robert John Brady Sr., 77, passed away Nov. 6, 2011, at his home in Woodsboro, Md., surrounded by his family and friends.  

He was the husband of the late Gloria Mae Frye-Brady.

He was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Bucks County, Pa. He was the son of the late Frank Brady and Lillian Miller-Brady.
Mr. Brady served his country in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War, where he received a Purple Heart.

He worked as an auto mechanic for 52 years with Al Packer Ford, Frederick Motor Co., Jenkins Motors and Ideal Buick. After he retired, he worked alongside his son and best friend, Robert Brady Jr.

Mr. Brady enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, sports, playing bingo, and loved listening to country music.

He was a proud member of the Owls Club, Patriot Club, American Legion and Moose Lodge in Frederick, Md.

He is survived by his daughters, Terry Mender and her partner, Andy Clem, of Frederick, Virginia Rice and her husband, Michael Rice Sr., of Frederick, and Tammy Norin and her husband, Michael Norin, of West Virginia; son, Robert Brady Jr. “Brady” of Middletown, Md.; grandchildren, Crystal Kitchin and her husband, William, Timothy Mender and his wife, Elizabeth, Robert Brady III, Michael Rice Jr. and his wife, Angie, Michelle Rice, Jennifer McLaughlin and her husband, Steve, Christina Abiba, Jaime Brady and Arianna Norin; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Walt Brady of West Palm Beach, Fla.; special friend, Katherine Ropp; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Brady; his sister, Florance “Flossy” Heck; father-in-law, Raymond Frye; and special aunt and uncle, Edna and Howard Finch.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick. The Rev. J. Kenneth Stalls will officiate. Inurnment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

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