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William H. Brady, 82, a lifelong resident of Media and Marine Corps vetern of World War II and the Korean War, died Feb. 8. Mr. Brady served drinks and smiles at many Media restaurants. Born and raised in Gradyville on the property now known as Ridley Creek State Park, Mr. Brady was the son of the late William B. and Mary Senior Brady. In his youth, he aspired to be a jockey when his father was stablemaster for the owners of the Gradyville property where he was raised. A 1940 graduate of Media H.S., Mr. Brady served in the Marine Corps and saw action in WW II and the Korean War. Mr. Brady was employed as a bartender at many restaurants in Media, including the Towne House. After his service in the Marine Corps, Mr. Brady became active in veterans affairs. He was past commander of Media Post 3460 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a member of the honor guard that participated in the burial of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. Mr. Brady also founded and directed the Media Fawns All Girl Drum and Bugle Corps. His wife of 60 years, Lillias Reuben, preceded him in death in 2001. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Downey of Middletown, DE, Jill Brady of Upland and Terri Brady of Lewes, DE; sister, Joan Rosa; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Hidden Valley Stables at Ridley Creek State Park, P.O. Box 551, Edgmont, PA 19028.