JOHN T. "JACK"
Age 84, of Oakmont, died peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013. Husband of Helen (Quigley) Brady of 56 years; beloved father of five children: Patricia (John) Rodella, Janice (Dwayne) Apple, Neil (Stacy) Brady, Michael (JoAnne) Brady, and Lisa (Christopher) Rickert; also survived by fourteen grandchildren; three great- grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, a grandnephew, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Margaret Brady and a brother, Leo Edward. He was born in Rochester, NY and moved to East Liberty, PA at age eleven. Jack was a graduate of Central Catholic High School (1946) and the University of Pittsburgh (1952). He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and also served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by U.S. Silica for 35 years and retired as VP of sales. Long time member of the B.P.O.E., the Moose and the American Legion. Former commissioner of Penn Hills in the 70s, and served on the School Authority Board. Jack was very active in his catholic faith as a lector, church council member and usher in all communities in which he resided. He served as a dedicated volunteer to many social programs including Meals on Wheels, and most recently, The Red Door of Saint Mary's at the Point. Among his many loves, Jack was an avid golfer of 70 years, and can boast of two hole in ones, and three times, shooting his age! He also loved to play billiards, cards, and bocce. He loved the Ocean. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, officiated by Father Frank Kurimsky (387 Maryland Ave. Oakmont, 15139). A luncheon at the Oakmont Elks Lodge #1668, at 106 Washington Ave., Oakmont will immediately follow. Per Jack's request, he would like his life to be celebrated with a party, the family welcomes you to join us! There will be no viewing, so in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Red Door charity of St. Mary's at the point, 202 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. A special thank you from Jack's family to Dr. Edward J. Donnelly, III and the third floor support staff of Saint Margaret's hospital, whose support and guidance were a blessing. Arrangements were made through BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., Oakmont.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 3, 2013