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Michael J. Brady
"Mike"

Company H-1

15 Apr 1939 - 7 Nov 2013

Place of Death: Waco, TX

Interment: TBA

It 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 30047

Well done, Mike.  Be thou at peace.

Click here to go to Mike's Last Roll Call Tribute.

Remembrances:

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 knew that.

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.

Peter Gleichenhaus

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