Daniel R. Brady
August 11, 1936 - January 21, 2018
Dan Brady, 81, the world's greatest husband and dad, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 after a courageous health battle at home with his family by his side.
Dan was the son of the late Robert Austin and Jessamine Marie (Smith) Brady. He was the loving husband of Jean (Rebert) Brady, his wife of 51 years and loving dad to his son and best friend, Rob Brady. Dan is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dick and Connie Franklin; and nieces, Kelly, Katie, Annie and Becca Noppenberger.
He was a graduate of Delone Catholic High School, a proud member of the Class of 1958 from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Go Monarchs! Dan pursued his teaching certification from Gettysburg College and completed his masters in reading from Western Maryland College, Westminster. He was certified in both elementary and secondary K-12.
Dan followed his work passions in life; first working alongside his dad and uncle in the family business, Brady and McCadden Lumber Co., Hanover. He followed his dreams and impacted the lives of his "kids" for four decades while teaching at Hanover Street Elementary School and Gettysburg Middle School. Dan also was a substitute teacher at Spring Grove, New Oxford and Littlestown. He founded ROBB Development with his wife Jean, a family business that his son Rob continues today. As a teacher he always told people he had over 3,000 kids! This came as a shock to the person who was not listening closely! His greatest satisfaction came from taking the extra time with a student and he recently found out his extra attention saved one of his kids from jail.
Dan believed in giving back to his community. He proudly served in the Army National Guard, served on the McSherrystown Borough Council and on several local and state committees. He was an active member of SAVES, the Hanover Fire Dept. and ACVESA. Dan was a proud PSEA member, served on the boards of the American Red Cross, Hanover Chapter, Community Transit and the Emergency Health Services Federation.
He pursued hobbies and interests with a passion and his number one hobby was trains. His favorite railroad was the Western Maryland Railway. He enjoyed politics, military history and strategy and was an avid sports fan. He was still upset about the Baltimore Colts leaving town in the middle of the night! Along with his love of football and ice hockey, Dan was a PIAA football official and worked part-time doing play-by-play sports announcing and reporting for local news outlets.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 220 Third St., Hanover with Rev. Michael P. Reid, II as celebrant. The family will receive friends and share memories from 10 a.m. until the start of the Mass. Family and friends are invited to a reception to celebrate Dan's life at Bay City Restaurant, 110 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover immediately following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dan can be made payable to the Dan Brady Scholarship Fund in care of Members 1st Federal Credit Union, 5000 Louise Dr., P.O. Box 40, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-0040. Dan requested that his friends and family take the time to slow down and share a minute or two with someone as it could make all the difference in the world to them.
To share memories of Dan Brady, please visitwww.wetzelfuneralhome.com
Published by Evening Sun on Jan. 25, 2018.