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Lawrence Robert Brady
January 13, 1936 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Larry Brady passed away on December 9th, 2023. He was born in International Falls, Minnesota on January 13th, 1936, to Harry and Ann Brady. He graduated from High School in Sunburst Montana, went on to graduate from Montana State College with a degree in Fine Art and then completed a Masters Degree in design from California State University Long Beach. Larry eventually settled in California and served time in the Army as a Chaplain's Assistant. He had several jobs, including being an ambulance driver and then applied for a job in the art department of the General Telephone Company. Larry often joked, "After the interview, the guy told me I knew nothing about graphic design but that I sure knew how to draw". He got the phone company job, sparking an interest in the letter arts, which launched a lifelong career as a graphic designer, Calligrapher and type designer. After his tenure at the phone company, he started his own design firm along with a partner. He also began teaching part time at Cerritos College and was eventually asked to head the Graphic Design Department and later became the Dean of the Art Department. Larry imparted his love for design and Calligraphy to his wife Marsha, and they became an inseparable artistic team, studying, teaching and creating art at home and abroad. Larry was known around the world for his design ability and Calligraphic skills. He was hired by Saul Bass to create a unique type face and logo for the J. Paul Getty Trust and Museum in Los Angeles and created a corporate identity for the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Larry had a thirst for learning and knowledge and became a mentor to many who sought his insight and wisdom regarding design and Calligraphy. He was a devoted, loving husband and father, as well as being a true and loyal friend. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ann Brady, his wife, Marsha Brady and his brother Dennis Brady. He is survived by his son, Chris Brady, granddaughters Karly Brady and Lauren Brady, brother Ron Brady and sister Marian Brady. A Memorial Mass at Salida's Saint Joseph Parish and celebration of his life has yet to be scheduled but will be forthcoming soon. Arrangements are with the Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lewisandglenn.com Your love and support are so greatly appreciated.