The Obit For Dave Brady

David Handley Brady

Published in The Palm Beach Post from 1/4/2008 - 1/6/2008

DAVID HANDLEY BRADY David Handley Brady passed away in Tallahassee, FL on December 31, 2007.

David was born in Columbus, GA and moved with his mother Maxine, father Charles G and brother Charles G, Jr. to West Palm Beach in the 1930's.

He attended Palm Beach High School where he played baseball and upon graduation played minor league ball at Connie Mack Stadium. David met his future wife, Leilou Caldwell, at the dawn of World War II when both of them attended the International Christian Endeavor Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.

When the War began, David enlisted in the Navy Air Cadet program only to learn the next day that his Minor league baseball manager received a letter from the New York Yankees inviting him to move up to the Majors.

David continued his Navy training, receiving his wings in Pensacola, Florida, those wings pinned on him by his Leilou. David served as a Naval Aviator in World War II and maintained his private license for many years thereafter. S

he and David were married in 1946. Following the war he attended Georgia Tech on the GI Bill, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. He and Leilou settled in West Palm Beach where David began work with the State Road Department. From there he moved to the firm of Gee and Jensen and then to his own firm, Adair and Brady Consulting Engineers.

During this time he and Leilou raised three children, David Handley Brady, Jr. , Peggy Lou Brady, and Patrick Verner Brady. He added another daughter to the family when his son David married Lindsey Smith. David also continued his service as a Naval Aviator for twenty years as a part of the ready reserve where he became skipper of his squadron and earned the rank of Commander.

From 1965-1968, David was elected to serve as City Commissioner for West Palm Beach and served as its Mayor in 1968. He was also a 33rd degree Mason and member of the Shriners. An avid golfer, David played the greatest golf courses in American and the British Isles, and spent many years as a golf course engineer and consultant.

He was a faithful member of the Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church. David is survived by his wife Leilou; his children: David, Peggy and Patrick Brady and Lindsey Smith. His grandchildren: Kathleen Eloise Smith, Rebecca Brady Smith, Christian David Smith and Maxine Hope Brady and his nephew, Michael Brady and numerous extended family members on his wife's side. T

he family will welcome visitors on Sunday, January 6, 2008 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 7, at Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church, 2101 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth, FL 33461, followed by graveside services at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1201 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401.

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