Robert E. Brady
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Robert E. Brady
  • August 15, 1926 - June 1, 2017
  • Annapolis, Maryland

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Robert E Brady, CAPT, USN retired, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on



Thursday June 1, 2017 in Annapolis at age 90





Born in Minersville, Pennsylvania to Edward and Katherine Brady, he was the



oldest of four sons. Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the



Navy before being accepted to the Naval Academy in 1945 and graduating with



the Class of 1949. He married the late Helen Jean Berkeihiser in 1955 and



they were happily married for 61 years. They traveled together to numerous



duty stations throughout the country where they met countless friends and



enjoyed the challenges and opportunities of Navy life. He served 24 years in



the US Navy during which he commanded 3 ships and was a veteran of World War



II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His last duty station was as Director



of Admissions at the U.S. Naval Academy.





After retiring from the Navy in 1973, CAPT Brady worked 19 years for the State of



Maryland's Budget and Review Division, retiring as its director in 1992.





He led a life full of accomplishment and adventures. His Navy career took



him to numerous countries in Europe and the western Pacific. As Commanding



Officer, his ships participated in the naval blockade during the Cuban



missile crisis and served in combat on the gunline during the Vietnam War.



A man of many interests, he flew and taught others to fly private airplanes,



built and flew radio controlled aircraft, built and refinished furniture,



loved golf, bridge and bowling, studied astronomy, raised orchids, traveled to numerous



national parks, white water rafted, skied, sailed on numerous cruises, and visited



the Pope in the Vatican.





He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and May Brady, his



daughter Patricia Brady, his three grandchildren Matthew, Sarah, and



Kaitlyn, and younger brothers, Joseph and Frank Brady. He will be



remembered as the rock of his family whose strength, humor, wisdom, guidance, and



love will be forever in our hearts.





Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16 at 11:00 at Friendship Hall in the Ginger Cove



Community, followed immediately by a reception. A private inurnment will be



at the Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis.





The Brady family extends deep gratitude to the nurses, therapists, and staff



at Ginger Cove for their kindness and loving care. Memorials may be made in



Robert's name to the Ginger Cove Foundation.