SSgt (Ret.) Richard C. "Dick" Brady, 68, died March 30, 2015 after a lengthy stay at Veteran's Administration Hospital in Syracuse, NY. SSgt Brady was a member of the 174th fighter wing for over 20 years. He was an Administration Specialist. He was predeceased by his parents, SMS (Ret.) Whitman C. Brady and Dorothy M. Parkerson Brady, sister, Lorraine Margaret Brady, and brother, SMS (Ret.) Martin J. Brady.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Brady; sister, MSGT (Ret.) Maureen McNamara (John); brother, Brian M. Brady (Karen); sister-in-law, Teresa Brady; brothers-in-law, Anthony Arnold and Steven (Rhonda) Arnold; stepchildren, Richard Raus (Janice), Thomas Raus (Missy), Kim Talucci (Tony), Cindy Dunn (Dave), Jeffery Raus and Jennifer Gervasio; 17 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He attended Liverpool High School and then attended Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio, TX before going to Tech School at Keesler, LA. Sgt. Brady was involved in many base activities such as Annual Desert Storm Golf Tournament, hanger dances, family day picnics held for all members of the unit, annual weapons clam bake. He was part time bartender at the All Services Club as well as member of the 174th Fighter Wing Alumni Association. He helped out any section on the base with their functions helping them set up equipment etc. He was your "go to" person for many things. He loved to play cards, especially Yuker with his fellow Airmen on their lunch hours. He also participated in various golf tournaments, dart tournaments and table shuffle board held on base. He was very active in the Heritage Club Functions. He loved his redline red SSR convertible car, his property in Camden, NY, known as the 7 dwarfs camp. His dream was to build a structure on the property. He was a collector of pewter mythological figures and he loved his Dad's old flint lock rifle. He was very proud of his military career and all that went with it. He was always there to donate to any Veteran's fundraiser to include Military Courtesy room at Hancock Field, Wounded Warrior and many more. Dick you have touched all our lives and miss you always. Your blue eyes and your heart were your most redeeming claim on our spirits. Mom, Dad, Marty, Laurie and Grandma Parkerson will be there to bring you home and we lift you up to them with our love for you.
T. Brendan Whelan, 73 of North Syracuse, passed away April 6, 2015 in Ventura, California after a short valiant battle with cancer. Brendan was born on November 25, 1941 to Anne (King) and Maurice P. Whelan in Syracuse. He graduated from St. Anthony of Padua High School, attended St.Andrews Seminary in Rochester, New York and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was predeceased by his parents; his siblings, Paul and Raymond Whelan and Mary Elizabeth Tiby.Brendan is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne H. Whelan; three children, Sheila (Garvin) Duffy of Ireland, Brendan (Lana Raynova) Whelan of California, Andrew (Lara) Whelan of California; three grandchildren, Nora and Conor Whelan and Finnbarr Duffy; two brothers, Charles (Lexie) Whelan and Kevin (Jean) Whelan and several nieces and nephews.In 1994, Brendan retired after 33 years from Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation as the Director of National Accounts. In retirement, he was elected to the Clay Town Board and the Onondaga County Legislature where he proudly served for 11 years.
He was past committee member of the Boy Scouts of America and President of Bishop Grimes PTCO. Former chairman of the St. Rose of Lima Parish Council and a member of the Onondaga Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Brendan was currently the Chairman of the Syracuse Catholic Diocesan Energy Group, a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center and Lector at St. Rose of Lima Church. During his lifetime, Brendan was the recipient of many awards including the Catholic Charities of Onondaga County Bernard Lawler Leadership Award. He was an avid fisherman and traveler spending the past eight winters in Ventura, California.
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