OBITUARY

James R. Brady

August 1, 1940June 6, 2021
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James R. Brady, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 6th, 2021, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Portland, Oregon on August 1st, 1940, the fourth of six children born to the late James and Sylvia Brady.

Jim graduated from the University of Portland in 1962, with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Science and in 1968, graduated from Texas A&M University with a Master of Computing Sciences.

He was married to his wife, Janice L. (Moro) Brady on September 29th, 1962.

Jim was an Air Force Veteran who served our country honorably for 20 years. He then worked as a Systems Engineer until his retirement.

Jim was a long time active parishioner at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. His life was a beautiful example of Faith and was filled with Friendship, Family, and Fun.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, sisters Kathleen and Geraldine and his oldest grandchild, Shannon Sullivan.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Janice L. Brady; loving children, Theresa(Mike) Sullivan, Karen (Joe) Morales, Mary (Herb) Klopfenstein, Jim (Jennifer) Brady, Michelle (Chris) Hansen; 17 loving grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; siblings Fran, Mike, Tom, and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will take place Monday, June 14th, 2021 from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, with a Rosary Service at 6:15. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 15th, at 11:00AM, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs.

  • FAMILY

  • Janice Brady, Spouse
  • Theresa Sullivan (Mike), Daughter
  • Karen Morales (Joe), Daughter
  • Mary Klopfenstein (Herb), Daughter
  • Jim Brady (Jennifer), Son
  • Michelle Hansen (Chris), Daughter
  • Shannon Sullivan, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Michael Sullivan (Kelsey), Grandson
  • Amanda Morales (Kylie), Granddaughter
  • Rebecca Hoefler (Adam), Granddaughter
  • Gregory Sullivan (Sarah), Grandson
  • Amy Klopfenstein, Granddaughter
  • Herb Klopfenstein, Grandson
  • Joe Morales (Ashley), Grandson
  • Jacob Morales (Gianna), Grandson
  • Patrick Sullivan, Grandson
  • Mike Klopfenstein, Grandson
  • Brendan Sullivan, Grandson
  • Katie Morales, Granddaughter
  • James Brady, Grandson
  • Elizabeth Brady, Granddaughter
  • Adam Brady, Grandson
  • CJ Hansen, Grandson
  • Sarah Hansen, Granddaughter
  • Jack, Great Grandson
  • Luna, Great Granddaughter
  • Paige, Great Granddaughter
  • Joseph, Great Grandson
  • Giorgio, Great Grandson
  • Brady, Great Grandson
  • Luke, Great Grandson

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Memories

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Ron Fleck

June 17, 2021

I'll never forget our various work sessions back in the early 80s in Cheyenne Mt. at "O-Dark-Thirty", just waiting for something to happen with our tests. Jim had just retired and come to work for Boeing. He always managed to keep us lively and sort of awake. He was always quick with a joke. We used to call him "Thumper" because it seemed that one of his legs was always twitching.

Over the years I have often used a quote that Jim gave me about supporting the boss, so to speak. Probably comes from the military mindset of "Sir, Yes, Sir", etc.

"You Know Ron - I'm not a YES man.
If the boss says NO - I say NO too"!!

I always think of Jim and give him credit when I get to use that expression.
Rest in peace my friend.

James Brady

June 14, 2021

One of the traditions we had for Father’s day was going fishing with grandpa and all the guys in the family. It was always a really fun time and afterwards we would get to go and cook up our fish at grandma and grandpa’s house. Grandpa always made everyone feel so loved and he always made sure to make us laugh a lot too. I love you grandpa.

Elizabeth Brady

June 14, 2021


I was blessed with almost 17 years of knowing my Grandpa. Over those 17 years we shared a lot of memories together, mainly cracking jokes and laughing. Whether we were making fun of the other boys on my brothers baseball teams, or he was making yet another Jack Daniels joke(which he was famous for if you haven’t heard one yet) my Grandpa always found some way to make me laugh. He was one of the most dedicated, yet sarcastic, courageous yet witty men I’ve ever met. I could think of thousands of other qualities to describe my Grandpa, but his strongest would be his loving heart. My Grandpa loved like no other. Before Covid happened, my Grandma and Grandpa came to watch me play volleyball at the Air Force base in Colorado Springs. I was so excited my grandparents got to watch me play the sport I love, until I had one of my worst games and got put on the bench. I was devastated. I wanted to make them proud, show them what I could do. After the game I fell into my dads arms in tears. Once I pulled myself together, the first thing my Grandpa said to me was, “Who cares whether you played or not. I will always be proud of who you are and what you accomplish no matter the outcome. I’m so happy I got to see you so passionate about what you love.” I’m surprised he didn’t make some witty joke about the other girls on my team, upset they played over me that game. Nevertheless his words stuck with me and still remind me that I am loved unconditionally by him everyday. He loved his wife, kids, grandkids, great grandkids, siblings, God, and friends like no other and that is one thing I will never forget about my Grandpa. He taught me how to be a better daughter, follower of Christ, and friend everyday and I’m so grateful for the years we had together. Rest in heavenly peace, I love you Grandpa.

Adam Brady

June 14, 2021

A couple years ago around Christmas time we came up to spend the holiday with grandma and grandpa, and grandma had the nativity scene out but it was the 24th so baby Jesus was not out yet. Grandpa insisted that that spot be filled and put his mint Jack Daniels bottle in the spot of baby Jesus. I pointed it out to grandma because I thought that there was no way grandma was okay with it and sure enough right as she saw it she got mad at grandpa.

Jennifer Brady

June 13, 2021

I do not have enough time or words to sum up all of the wonderful stories that made Jim so special to me but I will tell you he not only loved his Children unconditionally but all of his in-law children as his own. His long standing joke with me was, “your my favorite daughter in-law” well I was the ONLY daughter in-law! His quick wit always made me laugh and kept me on my toes.

I have learned a lot from him about Faith, Marriage and raising Children.
“When you are struggling with life turn to God in Prayer, HE is always there for us” was one of his most profound messages to me. That is exactly how he lived his life. He had a way of making you feel like no problem you were dealing with was ever that important in the big picture of life. God will handle it.

As far as marriage and children he led by example with love and understanding for Jan and all of us Children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. They would drive all over the state of Colorado to watch all 18 grandkids receive sacraments, play multiple sports, receive awards, graduate preschool all the way through college. Whatever life event Jim and Jan were not going to miss it. They did not do it because they had to they wanted to.

With parenting advice he would tell you what he would do or he would just say, “Oh Hell if I know”, which was my favorite. It was his way of saying you can only do your best and sometimes we might fail and that is ok too as long as you do it with love.

Jim I’m going to miss your smiling face, your incredible wisdom, you're loving hugs, and your wonderful sense of humor. Rest in Peace and I hope you are having a few too many Manhattans with your family members and friends who are already in Heaven with you!

Love,
Jennifer

Donna O’Bryant

June 10, 2021

Kind, pleasant, intelligent, faith-filled and a caring husband, father and grandfather. These are my descriptive memories of Jim.
Jan and family you have my deepest condolences in his passing. It was my pleasure to know and work with you.

Steve Young

June 9, 2021

The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Brady's service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO

Ken Lustig

June 9, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of this great man's passing. Know Jan and kids that you are in Connie and my prayers.
I will always carry fond memories of Jim in my heart as a man of God as well as a friend. Jim broke me in as a hugger. Before I met him the only man I ever hugged was my dad but shortly after our first meeting Jim grabbed me and gave me a huge hug. I'm not sure I hugged back but I liked it. Thank you Jim for teaching me to be a hugger and giving me so many unspoken lessons on being a husband and father. You'll be missed.

maureen klump

June 8, 2021

Phil and I have fond memories of staying with your parents before (Therese and Mike’s)your wedding and participating in family game night. Your Dad was so generous, fun and hilarious! May God comfort you all!

Dale and Marge Hartleben

June 8, 2021

Dear Brady family,
We’ve been thinking of you so much these past few days with the passing of Fr. Paul, as we know how close you were. We are so sad to hear of your loss, which is our loss as well. We have always thought so much of your family, with Jim at the “helm”. Jan, we are so happy that we got to spend a little time with you and Jim 2 years ago. That is a very special memory.
May God comfort you all in your sorrow.
Dale and Marge Hartleben

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