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Brady, Ronald

d. June 9, 2012

Ronald Brady, 76, of Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Springfield, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife; Connie, children; Lori (Jeff) Canterbury, Lona Bower, Rod (Renee) Brady, Grandchildren; Kristen (Bob) Evans, Blake Canterbury, Jared Canterbury, Holly (Jerry) Zavodny, Heather Tisdale, Jessica Rodgers, Jennifer Rodgers, Riley Brady, Great Grandson; Colin Evans, Brother, William Baney, Sister-in-law, Elaine Brady, and by several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Brady, and a sister Wanda Baney.

Ronald was born on May 17, 1936 in Decatur, Illinois the son of Tony and Eleanor Brady.

He was owner and operator of Illini Sporting Goods for many years, and worked for the State of Illinois.

Cremation rites were accorded and private family services will be held at a later date.


  1. Dear Connie, Lona, Rodney, and Lori, I am very sorry about your Uncle Ron’s passing. I have many happy childhood memories of all of us and Uncle Ron’s boisterous disposition and big smile.

    Thinking of you with Love, LeAndra

  2. sorry, editing issue in the previous post…omit “your”…

  3. My heart felt condolences to you Aunt Connie, Lori,Loni, Rod and families. Uncle Ron will always be fondly remembered. Wether it was family gatherings, indian ball, or taking Rod and I to little league games, he will always be a part of my childhood memories that have enriched my life.


  4. Very sorry to here of Ron’s passing. I will always remember the good times we shared when he visited in Indiana as children. Ron always was jolly and good natured. Good Bye Ron. Donnie

  5. Connie, Lori, Lona, and Rod, Thoughts and prayers with you and family at this time. Ron was a good man and a real friend willing to stand strong when needed for what he believed to be the right thing. I always valued his friendship and respected him. He may have left this world, but will always be remembered and never forgotten.

  6. I was saddened to learn that my friend Ron Brady has passed away. Many of Ron’s friends may not know that he was a very popular guy and great high school athlete at Astoria, Illinois. My sincere condolences to the Brady family and relatives.

    A longtime friend.

  7. The Brady family,

    My condolences on Ron’s passing. He was always a friendly guy who never forgot to speak to you.

    May God bless you and comfort you in this difficult time.

  8. We are so sorry to hear of “Grandpa’s” passing… I think that is what we always called him… he was such a sweet man and we so enjoyed seeing him at all Jared’s events and also at Auctions!!! I know you all will miss him so much!!! Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

    The Toft’s Jeff (JT), Debby, Jacob, and Jessie

  9. Connie, Lori, Loni and Rod, Carol Poppenhager of Astoria was kind enough to give me the sad news that Ron had passed. My heartfelt condolences go out to you. Ron was a good friend. Ron, Junior Brown and I were classmates at Astoria High, and had a good time playing basketball and football together. Ron also worked at my Dad’s evergreen nursery, but that didn’t last long because Ron didn’t much like digging in the dirt. i didn’t like it either, but my 260 pound Dad rolled me out of bed every Saturday morning whether we had a tough ball game Friday night or not. Anyway, those were some of the best experiences of my life, and Ron was an integral part of it.

  10. Sincere sympathies to Connie and family in your loss of husband, father and grandfather. I pray that during this difficult time you will feel the love and support from all your friends and family. And, more importantly, know that God is there with you as you grieve your loss.

    You will always have the good memories of times shared which will bring you comfort as the days go by.

  11. Connie, Lori, Loni, and Rod: I am so sorry for your loss.

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