David Brady, Jr. of Marysville, age 70, left this Earth and went into the arms of his Heavenly Father on November 29, 2020. As a string musician, he was known to some as “Picker”. David was born in West Fairview on June 2, 1950 to the late David Brady, Sr. and Helen (Muckler) Brady. He loved life and had an infectious laugh that resulted in an entire room laughing with him. David was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by two siblings: Missy Vering and Ronald Brady.
David is survived by his loving wife, April (Stoke) Brady, and four children: Duane (Kelly) Brady of Wellsville, Jeff (Jamie) Brady of Duncannon, Sherry (Mike) Gelencer of Duncannon, and Dava (Craig) Mose of Lemoyne. In addition to his wife and children, David is survived by eleven grandchildren: Jade and Stella Brady of Wellsville, Kaylee, Christina, and J.J. Brady of Duncannon, Victoria and Jacob Gelencer of Duncannon and Correy, Taylor Wolfe, Alexia, and FJ Garcia of Lemoyne, and nieces and nephews. David will also be missed by his mother-in-law, Phyllis Reapsome, whom he called “the little pipsqueak”, a brother, Steve Brady of Shermans Dale and a sister-in-law, Bobbi Brady of Camp Hill. Also surviving are David's brother- and sister-in-laws Kurt and Donna Stoke.
David was a member of the Kennedy Valley Church of God, Seven Mountain Bluegrass Association in Marysville, and the Sportsmen’s Club. He loved to sing and play guitars and fiddles. He was the lead singer for his band, “Meadowgrove Bluegrass Revival” for over 10 years. He played and sang at many churches, hymn sings, and nursing homes.
He retired from Quaker Oats after a 30 year career. After retirement, He was a truck driver for 16 years for Redneck Trailer Supplies. He was also a school van driver for Graybill Transportation. David loved to travel and antique with his wife. They enjoyed camping together in the camper, and of course, playing music.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in David’s name to SMBA (Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association). Additional information can be found at www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family, at Blain Cemetery with Pastor Bob Bishard officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of David at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.
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