Thomas J. Brady, Jr.
Commander, United States Navy
T. J. BRADY, 71, WAS NAVY ENGINEER
New York – November 12, 1955 – Commander Thomas J. Brady, a retired officer in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps, died yesterday in his home at St. Petersburg, Florida, after a heart attack. He would have been 71 years old next month.
Service in both World Wars and in both the Atlantic and Pacific marked Commander Brady’s thirty years in the Navy. From 1931 to 1934 he was Public Works Officer on Guam and from 1938 to 1940 established the first Naval Air Seaplane base at Sitka, Alaska. During World War II he was on President Roosevelt’s Advisory Staff.
Commander Brady’s father, also Thomas J. Brady, had been City Superintendent of Buildings in New York. After attending the public schools here, he entered City College but transferred to Columbia University, graduating with a Civil Engineering degree in 1905. While at Columbia he played on the freshman and varsity hockey teams. He entered the Navy in 1917 and was retired in 1947 for physical disability. Commander Brady belonged to Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Surviving are his widow, Helen M. Brady, a
son, John T. Brady of Greenville, South Carolina, and a sister, Mrs. Dennis
Morrisey of South Valley, New York.
BRADY, MARY REI W/O BRADY, THOMAS J
BRADY, HELEN M
Posted: 31 October 2008 Updated: 1 November 2008
Photos Courtesy of Holly, November 2008