is with great sorrow and regret that we must notify you of the death of our
classmate, Mike Brady, on November 7, 2013 at the VA Hospital, Waco, TX, of
pneumonia after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body disease.
Mike is survived by
his wife, Colleen; daughter Debbie Anslem, husband Scott, and children Alissa,
Zack, and Emma; daughter Laurie Kwo, husband David, stepdaughter Rayna; son
Scott Brady, wife Elise, and children Miles and Ryane; daughter Kathleen
Phillips, husband Ric, and children Kaitlyn, Matthew, and Evan; son Mark Brady,
wife Courtney, and children Greyson and Elly; his twin sister, Marge Kerr;
stepdaughter Dr. Jennifer Jones, husband Michael, and children Oceane and Orion;
stepdaughter Linday O’Shea-Slosberg; and stepgranddaughter Cosette Beloin
Funeral services for
Mike Brady will be at 1:30 PM on 14 May at the Catholic Chapel, West Point, NY,
followed by a graveside service with military honors at the West Point Cemetery.
A reception will be held
after the graveside service.
Condolences may be sent to Colleen at 58
Champions Lane, San Antonio, TX 78257-1294.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Mike's memory may be
made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA
Well done, Mike. Be thou at peace.
Click here to go to
Mike's Last Roll Call Tribute.
Class Memorial Pages\H-1 Mike Brady.pdf
When someone who was a
close friend for a long time dies, there is a sadness and emptiness that
arrives. Since I have not seen Mike in a long time, memories are all I have.
Here are some of my memories, for all of us to share.
I remember how fast Mike was, and how his strange from the back of his head jump
shot looked. And, I remember how he always won the sprints at basketball
practice, from the time we were Plebes until he stopped playing in our junior
year. I remember how strong and fit Mike was, and how physical he could play.
I remember how Mike always had a good looking girl to drag. In my memory, Mike
was always challenged by academics, and depended on Shifty and the others in H-1
to boost him up to passing. I remember that Mike was a leader, and all of us
I remember when we were on AOT in Germany. There was one especially memorable
occasion when we were at a bar with some Frauleins, and Mike was targeted by
several of them, and was pleased to be the center of attraction. We envied him.
I remember visiting in
Ogden Dunes, with Mike's family in the house behind the gas station. I stayed
in the corner room upstairs with Mike and we played b-ball in the area. I think
I recall we even went down to Valparaiso for a game, and to visit. I remember
Mike's wedding to Judi Shwartz in the big church in Gary. As I recall there was
a rehearsal and all of us had to figure out how to genuflect with a saber.
Several years later, after Mike left the Army and moved back to Indiana, I
remember the big house nearby where we visited when the Brady kids were little,
as were our kids, and they played together in the snow. I remember Mike's
apartment in the tall building with the great view in Chicago. And I was
convinced that Mike was and would be fine forever.
I remember Mike in California, doing the mutual fund think with a trunk full of
goodies to include golf balls, tennis rackets, etc. We remember how proud Mike
was of his kids. Still, Mike was the athlete, fit, trim, smiling and
competitive. I did not see Mike after he got sick, so to me, Mike is what I
remember from when we all were very much younger.
Mike is part of our
youth, and will forever be in our memory. We will miss him.