James Eldredge Brady passed away peacefully on August 14, 2019 at the age of 63. He is survived by his wife Karen Snider, daughter Shannon (Helberth) Sierra, grandsons Esteban Sierra and Marco Sierra, son Ryan Brady, brother Pat (Sandi), sisters Terry Martin, and Colleen (Ross) Anderson, brothers Tom (Julie Rozek), Dan (Carrie), and John (Nomi) along with many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. The Snider Family of Phyllis, Steve, Kay, Chuck, Kathy, Kim, Curt and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Donald E. and Ardith L. Brady and father-in-law Martin L. Snider.
Jim was born on October 3, 1955 and graduated from Madison East High School in 1973. As a lifelong resident of East Madison, he held various sales and service positions including AT&T, MG&E, and Gempler's, always making new friends along the way. Jim was an avid fisherman, when the cottonwoods flew, he could be found fishing bluegills off of Mueller's pier. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and of course the Madison Badgers sport teams. Jim enjoyed a home cooked meal and baked an awesome batch of chocolate chip cookies. People of all ages were attracted to Jim's conversations and wanted to be part of his antics including snake-bites and the famous "Jim Game".
Jim will always be remembered by friends and family as someone who lived life to the fullest.
The Celebration of Life will take place from 12 noon until 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Madison, WI 53714.
Our sincere thanks to the staff at St. Mary's Hospital, especially in the MICU for their great care and compassion to both Jim and his family.
I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
By Maya Angelou
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So sorry to hear about Jim. We bowled in a league with Jim & Sue in the 70's at Waunabowl. So many fun memories. They helped us move into our first house in 1977. We lost track of them after they moved to De Forest. Good friends, great memories. Rest in peace dear friend, Lew & Jenni Engebretsen
So sorry to hear of another death for the Class of 73 at East High. I knew Jim back in the 70s as young teens causing our parents to grow grey hair!! We always had a good time!! The East Side has lost a shining light! My deepest sympathy, Michael Call, Class of 73
We have many great memories of Jim over the past 35 years; camping trips (it always rained), laughter, watching Packer & Badger football, countless parties & dinners, and a trip to Puerto Vallarta to name a few.
Rest in Peace, Jim Brady. You were a good friend and we miss you.
Kathleen Driscoll & Andrew Askew
We knew Jim through our daughter Mandy Snider who is married to Curt Snider, Karen's brother. We saw him at Snider functions through the years and he was always friendly and kind and smiling. He always enjoyed Reisa , Hailey and Wyatt and was a great uncle to them.Our thoughts and prayers go out to Karen and all of Jim's family.
Deepest Sympathy, Paul and Betty Nikolaus
Our sincerest condolences to Karen and Jim’s family. Jim always knew how to laugh and have a good time. From our old ATT business office days, to trying to save the ducklings that went into the sewer, every day was an adventure when he was around! Rest In Peace Jim.
Dave and Gail Herrmann
A man that left only adoring friends in his wake. His enjoyment of life was indisputable and to know him and be around him was a wonderful experience.