Robert R. Brady of Kingsway Manor, previously of Avila Retirement Community and of Scotia, died peacefully surrounded by his children after a brief period of declining health on January 6, 2023.
Born on October 11, 1926, to the late Harry F. and Gertrude (Crowell) Brady, Robert grew up in Queens Village, Long Island.
He graduated from Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY, in 1944, and St. John's University in 1951. He also pursued graduate studies in theology at St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. At the end of World War II he served in the Army Air Corps. After earning his Bachelor's in Business Administration,
Robert embarked on a 30-year career in personnel management. He started with The Fairchild Camera and Instrument Company in Jamaica and Syosset, NY, before moving to General Electric Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Schenectady, NY. Robert's career continued with the State of New York, in the Civil Service Department, the Department of Agriculture and Markets, and as Director of Personnel for the Division of Criminal Justice Services, from which he retired in 1983. For many years, Robert also owned Brady Photography, specializing in wedding photography.
Robert was ordained to the Diaconate of the Albany Diocese on October 4, 1986, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He served as deacon for many years at St. Joseph's in Scotia, and later at St. Anthony's. Robert also served in pastoral care at the Glendale Nursing Home for 15 years.
Robert was predeceased by Beverly, his wife of 58 years, and his sister, Jane Brady Creed.
He is survived by his children, Michael (Stacey) Brady of Destin, FL, and Maureen (Michael) Busch of Stow, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Jr, Sean, and Rachel Busch, Samantha Brady Yarbrough, and Caroline Brady.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff of both Kingsway Manor and Kingsway Arms as well as Community Hospice for their loving and compassionate care, and to Anna Connor for a million simple kindnesses.
Visitation hours will be Thursday, January 12, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 231 Second Street, Scotia, followed by the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow immediately at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 2501 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Robert's name to City Mission of Schenectady (https://citymission.com) or Joshua Mountain Ministries (https://www.joshuamountainministries.org)
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