John R. “Jack” Brady
Nov 28, 1925 – May 14, 2017
Jack was born in Omaha, Nebraska, one of the four Brady boys from Holy Name Parish in Omaha. He loved his brothers enormously, and was always the peace-maker. He considered his brothers his best friends. He was a family man in every sense and broadened his definition of family as neighbors and friends became part of his life. Jack was a consummate volunteer and was still making meatloaf for the St. Leo’s Parish Knights of Columbus up until two years ago.
A significant part of his life was his service to his country. In July of 1942 he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17. Jack served his country from July of 1943 to March of 1946 as a sonar man on the USS Gentry Destroyer Escort 349. During that time, he travelled the South Pacific and saw most of the islands first hand, but had limited shore leave on only a few.
Jack Brady was a proud member of “The Heavenly Four” neighborhood singing quartet, the Schuyler Drive Golf League, the St. Pius Men’s Volleyball and Golf Leagues, a baseball coach for his four sons’ baseball leagues, and a consummate gentleman.
He married “his other half,” Dorothy Brady in Detroit, Michigan in 1952. Their proud legacy through 63 years of marriage is their family. They will be cherished forever by daughter, Marie Brady de Martinez and husband Mike Gloor; sons: Chuck Brady and wife Sue, Jim Brady and wife Nancy, Dan Brady and wife Christina, and Rick Brady; brother, Michael G. Brady; grandchildren: Molly, John (Janelle), Karen (Aaron Vader), Jennifer and Meghan Brady, Alexander and Mitchell Martinez (Lindsey), Melanie (Tim), Matthew (Kari), Joanna, Garrett and Rachel Sehr and their families, and extended family and friends; six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Brady; granddaughter, Carlyn Brady Martinez; son-in-law, Homero Martinez; brothers, Robert C. Brady and William G. Brady.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 16th from 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, May 17th at 10am at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 1920 No. 102nd St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 247. Memorials are suggested to St. Leo the Great/St. Pius X Parishes.