OBITUARY

James "Jim" Brady

October 28, 1936December 2, 2010

Jim passed away peacefully on December 2, 2010 in Austin. Jim was born October 28, 1936. He was raised in Irvington, New York and left New York in 1953 for military service. Jim served in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force and was twice decorated. He rose in the ranks to attain the rank of Master Sergeant. After military service, he completed his college education and went to work for the State of Texas. Jim retired from the State Comptroller’s Office in 1996. Both of Jim’s parents were born in Ireland. Jim and his sister, Rose, are first generation Americans. During Jim’s military service, Jim was selected to drive in President Ford’s motorcade. During his sister’s career, she met President Reagan. Jim was proud of these honors. Jim swam across the Hudson River when he was 15 years old and his cremated remains are to be scattered there. Jim volunteered for 25 years to drive the cancer patients through the Road to Recovery Organization. Jim advised before his death that there will be “a cool one” available when Doug and Mike arrive. Jim is survived by his wife, Pat of Pat Painter Wigs & Hair Replacements; daughter, Susanne Glover, and her husband, Dennis, of Lago Vista, Texas; son, James P. Brady of Round Rock, Texas; stepson, John Childress of Waco, Texas; sister, Rosemarie Lyden, and her husband, John, of Bridgehampton, New York, Naples, Florida, and Mt. Snow, Vermont; two grandsons and two great grandsons. Memorial will be conducted at three o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, the 12th of December 2010, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin. Both Jim and Pat are very grateful for the wonderful care provided by Hospice Austin. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 12, 2010
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James "Jim" Brady

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George Lewis

December 18, 2010

Thank you, Jim, for your service to our country

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