Shirley A. Brady, 89, U.S. Navy Reserve vet, worked at Sperry Rand, enjoyed visiting OCNJ

By on October 25, 2017

Shirley A. (Nettke) Brady, 89, of Lititz, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

Born in Lancaster to the late Emil A. and Edna M. (Meshey) Nettke, she was the loving wife of the late James B. Brady, who died in 1985.

She graduated from Manheim Township High School and lived most of her life in Lancaster. She was employed with Armstrong World Industries and Sperry Rand Corp., New Holland. She also worked retail at Army and Navy, Mikasa, and Pottery Barn. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Lancaster and enjoyed traveling many years to Ocean City, N.J., visiting her grandchildren.

Shirley maintained many friends from her childhood, and easily connected with people of all ages. She served four years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. An avid field hockey player, she was known as the “cowboy” of the team in high school. She went on to play field hockey with a Lancaster team. She loved many athletic endeavors including swimming, tennis, and golf.

Shirley is survived by her sons: Craig B. Brady, husband of Lenore, of Georgetown, Del.; and David J. Brady, husband of Lori, of Lititz; and three grandchildren: Kirsten, Brandon, and Christina. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her siblings: Emil Nettke Jr., Phyllis Glasser, and Carole Busha.

Memorial services for Shirley will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Grace Lutheran Church, 517 N. Queen St., Lancaster. Family and friends will be received at the church from 12 to 1 p.m. Shirley will be laid to rest at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster.

To leave the family an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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