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Julius "Randy" Brady

Julius "Randy" Brady - passed away on Dec. 22, with his beloved wife, Norma, and his 
family by his side. Randy was called home to God after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Randy and Norma met through a friend while Randy was in the Army, and their love story began. Theirs was an amazing and rare bond, a ‘skip down the street holding hands’ kind of love that spanned more than 6 decades. Their life together has been an unwavering example of duty, honor, humility, generosity, gratitude, faith, and love. Randy’s last moments were spent as so many that came before them – holding hands with his sweetheart.

Randy spent his ‘first’ career in the electronics industry, and after raising their 4 children, Randy and Norma moved to the Big Bear cabin they had built together. Never one to sit still, he began his “second” career in the mountains he cherished, opening his own business, Woodworks Plus as a carpenter and handyman. They moved to Rancho Santa Margarita in late 2011 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Randy will be lovingly remembered and deeply admired as a kind and generous man, a skilled engineer and craftsman, a lover of the great outdoors, a faithful and devout Catholic, an adoring and protective husband and father, and a gentleman to his very last breath.

He is survived by his wife, Norma, their children – Patty McAllister, Dennis Brady (wife Lynda), Peggy Brady, Penny Cotner (husband Ron), and their four grandchildren Jason Brady, Brianna Jean (husband Matt), Adam Cotner, and Tyler Cotner, and by the many “adopted” Brady kids who joined our family over the years. Burial at Riverside National Cemetery, Jan 13, 10:30 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Big Bear, Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. Donations in Randy’s name would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 4:08 pm
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper