Harold Alfred Brady Sr. 85, Vero Beach

Harold Alfred Brady Sr. 85, of Vero Beach, died at his residence in Vero Beach after a prolonged illness on July 25, 2010.

Born in Charleston, W. Va, on Sept. 4, 1924. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Brady moved to Vero Beach in 1967. He worked as a fuel tanker driver and owned Harold’s Service Center in Fort Pierce.

He retired from Piper Aircraft in 1989 and volunteered as a driver for The Red Cross and was a volunteer at the Senior Center.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Betty Lou Motter (his loving caregiver); son, Harold A. (Donna) Brady, Jr., of Acworth, Ga.; daughters, Linda B. Schaber, of Barnsville, Ga., Lori A. (Kjell) Eilersten, of Vero Beach; and daughter-in-law, Linda Jean Brady, of Vero Beach; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Brady was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary E. Brady; and sons, James D. Brady II and Steven S. Brady.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, July 28, at Strunk Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. A Chapel Service was held on Thursday, July 29 at Strunk Funeral Home with the Reverend Hugh King of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Ft. Pierce.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Center of Vero Beach, 694, 14th Street, Vero Beach in memory of Harold Brady.

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