Alfred V. Brady, Alumna of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on May 23, 2009. Alfred was a member of the Class of 1945.
Relatives and friends will be welcomed at the Hagan-Chamberlain Funeral Home, 225 Mountain Ave., Bound Brook, at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, with services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Mr. Brady will be laid to rest at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover.
Alfred V. Brady, Husband, grandfather, Rutgers alumnus, engineer and fan, 84, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Raritan Extended Care Center in Raritan. Born in Bayonne in 1924, Mr. Brady resided there until moving to Plainfield in 1953. In 1958, he built a home in Green Brook, serving in township government before moving to Martinsville in 1978. He most recently lived in Canal Walk in Franklin Township, moving there in 2006.
Mr. Brady graduated Bayonne High School in 1941, and received a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rutgers in 1945. This led to several engineering positions at both the Bayway and Bayonne refineries of Humble Oil and Refining (Esso) through 1963. This was followed by two years with Allstate Construction of North Plainfield, providing engineering expertise for commercial real estate development. In 1965, Mr. Brady returned to Rutgers University in the office of the Director of Physical Plant, ultimately advancing to that title himself in 1977. Later, as Director of Facilities Engineering, one of his proudest achievements was the installation of one of the New Jersey's earliest power cogeneration plants on the Busch Campus of Rutgers. After retiring in 1991, he continued to provide engineering consulting services, most notably with Joseph Jingoli Construction in Trenton. Public service was also an important component of Mr. Brady's career. He represented Humble Oil and Refining for five years on the Bayonne Economic Research Council and the Hudson County Tax Research Council. He served Green Brook as a township committeeman from 1962 through 1965, and as chair of the Plainfield Regional Planning council through 1968. From 1983 until retirement, he represented Rutgers on the Middlesex County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, chairing the Resource Recovery Committee. His military service with the Army began with active duty at Fort Belvoir in Virginia in 1949-50, and concluded in 1967 as a reserve Captain with the 419th Engineering Br
The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, 100 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. They may also be contacted at www.rvhabitat.org, or at 908.704.0016.
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