Kenneth V. "Ken" Brady, 85, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at home in Rehoboth. Mr. Brady was born in McKeesport, Pa., Dec. 29, 1927, son of the late Vernon E. Brady and Eva E. Himes Brady.
Following a tour in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he began a lifelong career in the automotive industry which included several years as service manager for Colonial Chevrolet in Wilmington, before moving to Rehoboth Beach, at which time he worked for IG Burton of Milford prior to his retirement. Following retirement he worked for a period at the Gold's Gym of Rehoboth Beach.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewes and was a 32nd degree Mason with Jefferson Lodge, Lewes.
He loved going to the beach, boating, growing vegetables in his garden, cooking - especially grilling, building and tinkering with projects, making things for his grandchildren who were the apples of his eye. Mr. Brady will always be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, friend to many, and one who could always make you laugh with a good joke.
He is survived by his wife Cathy H. Brady; two sons, Robert E. Brady and wife Joanne of Hockessin, and Rick K. Brady and wife Paige of Milton; two grandchildren, Shawn and Kristin Brady; and one sister, Jeanne Brown and husband Kenneth of Valrico, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at the First Baptist Church of Lewes, 1001 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will held at 10 a.m., Monday April 22, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes.