"Whatever the scoutmaster needed, dad was there to help," his son Jeffrey said. "He carted us all over the place. The station wagon was always available."
It's not that Mr. Brody had an abundance of leisure time. He didn't, typically working two or three jobs at once. For 25 years leading to his retirement in the early 1990s, he was both warehouse manager and a designer of plastic products such as binders and report covers for Cooks' Inc. in Blackwood.
Growing up in Audubon, Camden County, Mr. Brody never was a Boy Scout. He graduated from Audubon High School in 1940, and immediately began compiling a lengthy resumé, including carpenter, bricklayer, plumber, bartender, and welder.
Mr. Brody was an active volunteer for Congregation B'nai Tikvah-Beth Israel in Sewell, and Underwood-Memorial Hospital.
In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Sharon; sons Walt, William, and Brian; a sister; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends and family may visit at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill, followed by a funeral service at noon. Interment will be in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.
Donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 62, 6 Jones Ave., Deptford, N.J. 08096, or Congregation B'nai Tikvah-Beth Israel, Box 1013, Turnersville, N.J. 08012.