May 12, 1940 – July 16, 2012
On July 16, Captain James V. Brady took his final flight. It was a solo flight to a most peaceful place. He does not end this journey alone, as he will be welcomed at the arrival gate by those who flew before.
“Diamond” Jim Brady was a devoted husband of 52 years to his lovely wife Sandy.
They enjoyed adventures throughout the country in their RV aptly named 2DICE2 (Paradise 2) and living in the beautiful Sierras which was his Paradise 1.
Although he lived in Iowa and Wisconsin for much of his early life, his love was the mountains. His smile and engaging personality was cherished by everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy, and four very opinionated girls (Kim Shockley, Kelly Brady, Kristen Hamilton and Karin Hopper) who were proud to call him Dad.
His granddaughters (Taryn Shockley, Alyssa Hopper and Sarah Stern) and grandsons (Tyler Hopper, Zack Shockley and Sam Stern) will greatly miss Poppa.
He was a proud big brother to two sisters (Mary Furleigh and Patti Belcher – he never quite got used to Trish) and two brothers (Joe Brady and Johnny Brady – never just plain John at our house) along with many nieces, nephews, in the “Brady” family.