29 Apr Charles D Brady
On April 18th, 2019, Charles D Brady, originally from Hearne, Texas, and a 50+ year resident of Montgomery Village, MD, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family. Charles graduated with a BS from his beloved Baylor University and an MSEE from Rice University. Charles worked on the Apollo guidance system for NASA, and was a pioneer in telemedicine in the early 70s with the ATS-6 program providing healthcare to remote villages in Alaska. This effort was followed by work on the NASA space station program. Additionally, Charles was an Abraham Lincoln portrayer requested for events across the region.
Regardless of his professional success, Charles is best remembered for his love of his Lord, and his commitment to serving Christ’s children through service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. As an Elder he also served as moderator of the Presbytery of the East.
Charles was best known in the community as the photographer and the “Voice of the Whetstone Whales” summer MCSL swim team. He volunteered every year at the Montgomery County Fair, helping his wife with the canned goods in the Home Arts building, and his sons with their sheep–reaching back to his love for agriculture and farming.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, M. Ann Brady, his two sons, Stephan and Christian, his daughters’ in law Jennifer and Elizabeth, and his four grandchildren, Stephanie Desaulniers, Heather Brady, M Darnell Brady, and Isabel Brady. He is also survived by his three great-grandchildren, Amelia Corinne, Connor Tiberius, and Grace Rey Desaulniers. He was preceded in death by his grandson Mack Brady, his parents Edwin and Evelyn Brady, and his brother Jesse.