Michael T. Brady


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Michael T Brady

Michael T. Brady was born on October 4, 1943, in Brooklyn, NY.  He died on November 11, 2018 in Seattle, WA, at the age of 75.  Michael married Marilyn Dell of OK in 1966.  They divorced in the mid-1970s.  He married Peggy Norris of OR a year later; they divorced in 1980.  He is survived by two daughters, Melissa Shackelford, wife of Colin, and Michelle Brady, partner of Andrew Zwit; by his mother, Mildred Brady, widow of Arthur Sr.; by his brothers Arthur, and wife Lynn, and Richard, and wife Marge, and their families; and by many dear friends, especially Jane, Kathy, and Sheila.

In 1957, he and his family moved to Colorado and then to Texas.  He received his BS in chemistry from the Univ. of Texas (Arlington) and his MS in chemistry from the Univ. of Kansas (Lawrence).  Michael moved to Port Angeles, WA, where he lived for 15 years; then he moved to the Seattle area.  In both places he worked as a photographer and as a photo technician.

Michael loved to mix traveling and taking photographs.  He loved visiting the national parks, especially Yellowstone.   He crossed the country many times by car; this gave him the chance to visit his daughters in TX and OH and his parents and brothers & families in NY & NJ.  The many thousands of photographs he took are a testament to his great artistic talent.

Michael was a warm, loving, kind, and quiet person.  He was quick to help others, whether they asked or not.  He loved his family and stayed in contact with everyone, despite the great distances that separated them.  Michael was very intelligent, was well read, and had a love of great music.  He also had a subtle sense of humor and was quick with a joke.

In mid-October, Michael suffered a serious fall, breaking his arm and several ribs.  This fall was the catalyst for the rapid worsening of several illnesses that he might have been unaware of.  His death is a great blow to his family; he will be sorely missed.  His family will hold a memorial service for him in the spring; his remains will be interred in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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