AMerican Veteran 11

Richard Joseph "Dick" McBrady

1933 ~ 2021 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Dick passed away at home on the morning of July 17th with his wife, Paula, at his side.   He went to be with his Lord and Savior after battling Vascular Dementia.

He was the middle child of Joe and Millie McBrady, born on 10/21/1933.  He grew up in Ballard and graduated from O'Dea High School. While attending Seattle University he was drafted into the Army in 1957, the same year he married Geri Rosholt.  They had 2 sons, Greg and Kevin.

Dick worked many years at Sears and Roebuck and sold so many suits in the 1st and Lander Men's Department that Corporate visited him  to see what he was doing.  Dick was a born salesman.  He went on to work in the Garden and Pet Industry for many years.

He married the Love of his life, Paula Tunison, on November 5, 1977.  They moved to Wenatchee, Washington after opening a pet store, Village Pets, which they owned for over 20 years.  They moved back to Seattle and Dick worked for his brother, John, in his business O'Rings West.

Dick loved to dance and he and Paula danced every week of their 43 year marriage until Covid started.  He was always positive, ready with a smile and fun to be with.  If a Party hadn't started, it did when Dick walked in the room.  He loved life, he loved his Family, his Faith, his Friends and his many pets over the years.  

He is survived by his wife Paula, sons Greg (Katy) and Kevin, granddaughters Qwynn and Anna, his brother John and his wife Sandi, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sheila.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or CHI Franciscan/VM Hospice.  Many thanks to Comfort Keepers for their loving care of Dick.


A Funeral Mass will be at St Francis of Assisi in Burien at noon on August 13, 2021, with a Reception to follow. 

Inurnment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington at 10:30 am on October 21, 2021.

To share your condolences and memories of Dick with family and friends, please visit his Tribute Wall, located above.


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Funeral Mass
August 13, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Francis of Assisi
15236 21st Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166

Funeral Service & Military Funeral Honors Ceremony
October 21, 2021

10:30 AM
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 Southeast 240th Street
Kent, WA 98042


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