The Life of Robert Allan Brady
ROBERT A. “Bob” BRADY, 83, longtime resident of West Chester, passed away peacefully with family at his side on April 4, 2018. Bob was born May 25, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA, son of Frank N. and Cecelia Brady and was raised in Yeadon. A graduate of Yeadon High School, class of '52, he served in the US Army at Fort Benning, GA. Following his honorable discharge from military service he began 38 years with the PA Railroad. Bob served as their Chief of Capital Expenditure Control, retiring in 1990, having missed only 2 days of work in his career.
Bob was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening but his true passion was as a “car guy”. He enjoyed traveling with his bride and soul mate of 63 years, the former Justine A. Benoit. While their marriage was for 63 years they knew since age 14 that they were meant to be together. Justine worked as a civilian employee for the Army at Fort Benning and their first car was an MG. Bob also enjoyed model trains
In addition to his wife, Justine, survivors include his only son, Dr. Thomas A. Brady (Dr. Tamara Brady) his two grandchildren Riley T. and Noah A. Brady, of Exton, his sister Kathleen Brady Rosenau (Les Rosenau) of New Hampshire, his sister-in-law Rhea T. Spelman of Pompano Beach, FL, his many nieces and nephews also in Florida, his life-long friend Robert R. Thomas of Philadelphia, Pa, and good friend Gilda Batista of Philadelphia.
Bob was preceded in death by his only Brother Frank N. Brady of Falls Church, VA and his parents Frank and Cecelia Brady
Visitation: will be 10 to 11am Saturday at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill, followed by a graveside service at Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Chester County Penn Medicine Hospice, 795 East Marshall Street, suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380-4412. Condolences/online obituary: www.Arlingtoncemetery.us
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Our friendship began the first time we met so many, many years ago. We will never forget the fun times we shared at the shore, boating, raising our children, those crazy New Year Eves, cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean, FL trips and so much more. Regret that we aren’t able to be there in person to say our good byes but wait for us in heaven.