Robert E. Brady
Robert E. Brady
  • August 15, 1926 - June 1, 2017
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke Of Gloucester St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Get Directions

Profile of John M. Taylor Funeral Home

View Phone Number
View Fax Number

Robert E Brady, CAPT, USN retired, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on

Thursday June 1, 2017 in Annapolis at age 90

Born in Minersville, Pennsylvania to Edward and Katherine Brady, he was the

oldest of four sons. Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the

Navy before being accepted to the Naval Academy in 1945 and graduating with

the Class of 1949. He married the late Helen Jean Berkeihiser in 1955 and

they were happily married for 61 years. They traveled together to numerous

duty stations throughout the country where they met countless friends and

enjoyed the challenges and opportunities of Navy life. He served 24 years in

the US Navy during which he commanded 3 ships and was a veteran of World War

II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His last duty station was as Director

of Admissions at the U.S. Naval Academy.

After retiring from the Navy in 1973, CAPT Brady worked 19 years for the State of

Maryland's Budget and Review Division, retiring as its director in 1992.

He led a life full of accomplishment and adventures. His Navy career took

him to numerous countries in Europe and the western Pacific. As Commanding

Officer, his ships participated in the naval blockade during the Cuban

missile crisis and served in combat on the gunline during the Vietnam War.

A man of many interests, he flew and taught others to fly private airplanes,

built and flew radio controlled aircraft, built and refinished furniture,

loved golf, bridge and bowling, studied astronomy, raised orchids, traveled to numerous

national parks, white water rafted, skied, sailed on numerous cruises, and visited

the Pope in the Vatican.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and May Brady, his

daughter Patricia Brady, his three grandchildren Matthew, Sarah, and

Kaitlyn, and younger brothers, Joseph and Frank Brady. He will be

remembered as the rock of his family whose strength, humor, wisdom, guidance, and

love will be forever in our hearts.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16 at 11:00 at Friendship Hall in the Ginger Cove

Community, followed immediately by a reception. A private inurnment will be

at the Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis.

The Brady family extends deep gratitude to the nurses, therapists, and staff

at Ginger Cove for their kindness and loving care. Memorials may be made in

Robert's name to the Ginger Cove Foundation.