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Richard Brady Obituary

Richard "Dick" Vincent Brady Jr. Richard "Dick" Vincent Brady Jr., 86, of Charlottesville and Potomac Falls, Virginia, died on Monday July 8, 2013, at The Johnson Center in Falcons Landing. Born July 27, 1926, in Bronx, New York, he was the eldest child of Anne and Richard Brady Sr., who preceded him in death. He resided there with his family, including his brother, James, while attending Iona College and graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also joined the Army from 1945 to 1946 and later married Helen Gaus in 1952 in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. After three years in Forest Hills, the Brady family moved to Huntington, New York in 1955 and then to Centerport, New York in 1968. Dick's professional experience there included many roles from Engineer to Sales & Marketing Director at Sperry in Great Neck plus several years at ISC/Telephonics in Huntington. In 1985, Dick and Helen moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, after transferring with Sperry Marine Systems and they enjoyed 27 years there including their well earned retirement. For work and pleasure, he treasured his many trips overseas as he truly traveled the world. Back home, he loved big band music and New York sports as he was a season ticket holder for both the Yankees and Giants. In late 2012, significant health issues for Helen forced a move to Potomac Falls, Virginia to allow for increased family assistance. Dick was predeceased by his recently departed wife, Helen of 61 years and survivors include sons, Richard III, of Northport, New York, Thomas and his wife, Jeannine, of Potomac Falls, Virginia, and Kevin and his wife, Donna, of Marietta, Georgia. In addition, he had three cherished grandchildren, Scott and Marissa of Potomac Falls, Virginia, and Sean of Marietta, Georgia, who all referred to him as "Papa." He was an excellent role model for his entire family and a very considerate friend to all that knew him. Cremation services will be private and Dick will be reunited with his wife, Helen, when both are interred in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery by the end of the year. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that Dick's friends take a brief moment and share, in a card or an email, their fondest memories of him to allow us all to celebrate his life's journey as a wonderful brother, husband, father, grandfather and dear friend. Friends may also send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com
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This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.
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Published online on 7/21/2013 courtesy of Daily Progress.