|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1944|
Raymond Brady is drowned on fishing trip
Raymond Brady, 38, Third St., extended McSherrystown, drowned saturday night in Chesapeake Bay offf Plum Point, Md., after falling into the water from a fishing boat.
The McSherrystown man, who was married and the father of three children, was on a fishing trip in the bay with friends from McSherrystown and Hanover Saturday. About 9 o'clock saturday evening he fell from the boat off Sharp's Island near the moth of the Choptank river. a search for the body was instituted by boats from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Baltimore, but the body had not been found.
Mr. Brady was one of an eight man party composed of George stoner, Walter Zimmer, Clayton Myers and George Small, all of McSherrystown, George Becker and Raymond Becker, Midway and William Mahone, Hanover. They left McSherrystown about 12 noon Saturday for Plum Point, Md., below Annapolis, where they boarded the fishing boat of Captian Dixon. The weather was good and through the bay was considered a little rough to fish.
Walter Zimmer, a member of the party, said that after leaving Plum Point, the boat was stopped about half a mile or so from shore and the group started fishing but with little success, and it was decided that they would try in another location. The boat then went to a spot off sharp's Island, known as the "Gooses" midway between Thighman's Island sound and the mouth of the Choptank river. At this point the water ranges from 20 to 80 feet deep with a swift current, especially at high tide. Zimmer stated that Brady was sitting at the rear end of the boat during the journey across the bay, a place he usually sat while fishing and that he, Zimmer, was with him during this time... After the boat anchored Brady continued to sit in his usual place.
Zimmer said that he left Brady and went to talk to George Small who had arranged the party, Small and several others with Zimmer went to the cabin of the boat and one shouted "Stop the boat, man overboard!" The group rushed to the deck and discovered that Brady was missing.
Captian Dixon stoppped the boat at once and a search was made for Brady. It was still daylight at that time and the boat kept circling around the spot where Brady went overboard but no one saw him after that. The party returned to Plum Point where the Coast Guard Station at Baltimore was notified of the tragedy. The remaining members of the party returned to their homes and notified the relatives of Mr. Brady.
Mr. Brady, an employe of the York Safe and Lock company, had started on his vacation and the tragedy occured on the first day of his leave. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brady, Edge Grove, and is survived by his widow, who before marriage was Helen Lentz; three sons, Donald, Bernard and William Brady, all at home; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brady, and these brothers and sisters; Earl and Edwin Brady, Edge Grove; Sgt. Clyde Brady, U.S. Army, now stationed in Italy, Roy Brady, Hagerstown, the Rev. Carl B. Brady, rector of of st. Andrew's Catholic church, Waynesboro; Sister Rita Theresa, stationed at St. Matthew's convent, Conshohocker, sister Pauline Marie of the Order of St. Joseph's, Lebanon; Sister St. Bernard of the Good shepherd, Germantown, Mrs. Grace Rabenstine, Hanover, Miss Irma Brady, resitered nurse, Hanover, Miss stella Brady, resitered nursse, Baltimore and Miss Helen Brady, Waynesboro.
The deceased was a member of the Church of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, McSherrystown, and had been a member of the McSherrystown Lodge, Knight's of Columbus, and of the Hanover Lodge, No. 227, Loyal Order of Moose.
In the Gettysburg Times, Monday, June 26, 1944.
In the Gettysburg Times, Saturday, July 1, 1944
Coast Guardsmen from Baltimore last night recovered the body of Raymond Brady, McSherrystown, who drowned last Saturday night while fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, off Sharp's Island. The recovery at 6:30 p.m. ended searches made daily since the tragedy.
Helen Beatrice Lentz Rebert (1906 - 1979)
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery
Created by: pamela crouse
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46095105
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