John P. Brady, 77, formerly of Owen Street, Swoyersville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, July 31, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following a sudden illness. His beloved wife was the late Arlene (Scuremant) Brady, who passed away on February 14, 2011.
Born on October 1, 1933, in West Wyoming, John was a son of the late John P. Brady Sr., and Catherine (Petroski) Brady. John was raised in Swoyersville and was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, class of 1951.
A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, John honorably served his country during the Korean War. During his time of service, John was decorated with the National Service Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his honorable discharge on January 17, 1957, John had attained the rank of Sergeant.
Prior to his retirement, John was employed for over 40 years as a machinist by the Culbro Corporation, formerly known as the General Cigar Co.
John was a former member of Saint Mary’s Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, Kingston, where he served for many years as an acolyte and usher. Also, John was a member of the parish’s Holy Name Society.
Upon the closing of Saint Mary’s Annunciation Church in 2009, John and his late wife, Arlene, became members of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville.
John was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus, Assumpta Council 3987, of Luzerne. He was a 4th degree member of the Our Lady of Czestochowa, Assembly 1928, of Luzerne. Also, John was actively involved with the Singing Knights.
Proud of being a Marine Corps Veteran, John was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 1601, of Swoyersville.
A man of many enjoyments, John especially enjoyed tending to his annual vegetable garden and fishing.
Family was the focal point of John’s life, and he cherished each moment he had with his loved ones. He always held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. John was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
John is survived by his sons, Dr. John P. Brady and his wife, JoAnn, of Dallas, and Atty. Michael Brady and his wife, Karen, of Archbald; his daughter Catherine Murphy and her husband, Thomas, of Quakertown; his 10 grandchildren, John Paul, Jason, Joseph Patrick and Jared Brady; Ryan, Morgan, Luke, Elizabeth and Rebecca Brady, and Jonas Murphy; his twin brother, Joseph Brady of Plymouth; as well as his brother Matthew Brady and his wife, Patricia, of Plains Township.
Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Daniel J. Yenkevich, former pastor of Saint Mary’s Annunciation Church, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Saint Mary’s Annunciation Cemetery, Pringle, where Military Honors will be accorded. Family and Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Knights of Columbus, Assumpta Council 3987, will recite the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
For additional information, or to send the family of Mr. John P. Brady an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
Memorial Contributions may be made in John’s memory to Little Flower Manor, 200 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.