Ronald L. Brady, age 70 of Bellevue, died Friday May 30, 2014 at University Hospital in Cleveland due to complications following open heart surgery.
He was born January 15, 1944 in Sandusky where he lived until he moved to Bellevue in 1973. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1962. He received an Associate of Business Administration in 1964, and a Bachelor of Commercial Science Degree in 1968 from Tiffin University. He was a member of the President's Club at Tiffin University. He was a life member and former secretary of Phi Theta Pi International Commerce Fraternity. In 1989 he received a Certified Financial Planner Degree from the College for Financial Planning in Denver. CO. He held licenses with the Board of Certified Financial Planners, National Association of Securities Dealers, Ohio Department of Insurance, and the Ohio Department of Securities.
In 1965, at the age of 21, he became an agent for the John Hancock Insurance Company. In his first year with the John Hancock he was the youngest agent in the history of the John Hancock to become a member of the John Hancock President's Club. He was awarded a Lifetime Membership in the John Hancock President's Club in 1976. He earned eight appointments to the John Hancock President's Cabinet from 1976 to 1984 and was inducted into the John Hancock Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1999 he retired from the John Hancock with 34 years of distinguished service and became an Independent Certified Financial Planner with Berthel Fisher and Company of Marion, Iowa.
Ronald was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Bellevue Counsel #752 of Knights of Columbus and a 4th Degree member of the Sandusky Bishop Machebeuf General Assembly #813 of the Knights of Columbus. He served for 15 years on the Immaculate Conception Church Finance Committee, being Chairman for the last three years. He was a past member of the Rotary Club of Bellevue, serving on the Board of Director's and Club Secretary Treasurer for eight years. He served on the Bellevue Rotary Commons Board of Directors and was Secretary for 4 years. The Rotary Club of Bellevue honored him for his years of service as a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation. He was a member of the Sandusky Yacht Club. He was an avid horseman, raising and showing Appaloosa horses for many years from his Indian Acres Appaloosa Farm on Portland Road. He was a former member of the Ohio Appaloosa Horse Association and the Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Association.
He was preceded in death by his father, Homer L. Brady, and his mother, Lucille M. (Stouffer), Brady and infant daughter, Jennifer Brady. He is survived by his wife Janet Fox Brady of Bellevue; son Aaron R. Brady of Cortland, Ohio; daughter Kelly (William) Brady Uhl of Dayton; brother Richard Brady of Kennewick, WA; four grandsons: William Uhl, III; Brady Uhl; Charlie Uhl; and Joe Uhl, all of Dayton; and sisters-in-law Marilyn (Mike) Zwyer, Monclova, Ohio; and Shirlene Fox, Diane Fox and Joan Fox, all of Norwalk.
Burial was at Saint Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Norwalk.
Memorials can be made, if desired, to Tiffin University in his honor or to Immaculate Conception School.