August 19, 1942 - December 30, 2016
DAVID A. BRADLEY
Age 74, of Warsaw, died December 30, 2016 at Buffalo General Hospital.
He was born August 19, 1942 in Warsaw, son of the late Ernest and E. Irene Merle Bradley. Dave was a graduate of Letchworth Central School Class of 1961. He worked for over twenty-five years at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester retiring as a plastic molding supervisor. Following his retirement, Dave owned and operated Bradley’s Plowing and he served as caretaker for GVRPC facilities at Oatka Village and Pinewood Apartments in Warsaw. Dave also worked as a crossing guard for the Village of Warsaw for many years.
Dave was past president and long time secretary of the Warsaw Kiwanis Club and served for several years as an EMT with the Warsaw Rescue Squad. He was a long time member of the Wyoming County chapter of the Gideon’s and was active in the jail ministry for the Gideon’s. He was a long time active member of the First Baptist Church of Warsaw. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association and the Wyoming Conservation Club.
Dave was predeceased by his granddaughter, Erika L. Todd.
Surviving are his wife of fifty-four years, Patricia A. Simpson Bradley; his children, Lori A. (Robert) Todd of Warsaw, David R. (Mary) Bradley of Florida, Stephen J. Bradley of Oregon, Michael A. (Leah) Bradley of Rochester; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his brother, John (Mary) Bradley of Vermont; his sister, Mary Bradley of Texas; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Friends may call Sunday, January 1 from 6 – 8 PM and Monday, January 2 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Dave’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3 at 2 PM. Private burial will be in Warsaw Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warsaw Rescue Squad, PO Box 22, Warsaw, NY 14569 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
January 1, 2017 : Calling Hours for David A. Bradley - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
January 2, 2017 : Calling Hours for David A. Bradley - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
January 2, 2017 : Calling Hours for David A. Bradley - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
January 3, 2017 : Funeral Service for David A. Bradley - 2:00 PM
Jan 6.17 from Priscilla Hulbert:
I first met Dave Bradley through my late husband Jerry Hulbert. I met Dave on. Tuesday night at the Valley View for bowling. He was always smiling and happy. I send my sympathy to the Bradley family!
Jan 4.17 from Elizabeth Cali:
My deepest sympathy to the family. Dave will be greatly missed. We had many long talks when I went to pick up my children at school.He yelled at me once for not listening to him at the crosswalk,my mistake, and laughed at me when I apologized and was shocked. He took his job seriously and I appreciated it as I knew my kids were safe once he could see them walking up the road. He also helped me when my mother-in-law passed away. I am indebted to him for many things. Selfless,honest, and a deep belief in God shined through his very being. Rest in Peace Dave. I will think of you often and the guidance you gave me and so many others.
Jan 3.17 from Roger and Dorothy Eustace:
We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We will miss seeing Dave at the fair. He will be missed by everyone. Best wishes , Roger and Dorothy
Jan 3.17 from Marcia Ebersole:
Pat if there is anything I can do, let me know.
Jan 3.17 from Michael & Wendy Skidmore:
So sorry for your loss. Gone but never forgotten.
Jan 3.17 from Laura Lutz:
Dave was my "Go To Guy" at Oatka Village and Pine Wood. As his supervisor I could depend on him to know exactly who to call when there was a problem. In fact, most of time he would call after a problem was solved, "just to let me know" everything was alright. He put his heart into making sure the Residents were safe. He will be greatly missed!
Jan 3.17 from Teresa Repass:
To his wife, Pat and family: I have worked with Dave for the past 18yrs since I have been here at GVRPC. He was the most dedicated man I have EVER had the pleasure of working with and have known. He was a sweetheart! Also stubborn! oh my gosh! lol I had a chance to go see him while he was at Buffalo General along with his boss, Laura Lutz and the other work wife, Lisa Hurlburt. lol. He was smiling, joking, and talking back to us and all would be ok. I gave him not one but two kisses on his cheek and two big hugs and told him to do what therapy says so he can come home. He smiled at me. Little did I know I would never see him smile again. Finding out that he passed was devastating! I personally thought for sure he was coming home but not like this. He will be SORELY and DEEPLY MISSED! His friendship I will cherish forever!!!! With my deepest sympathy. Teresa Repass, friend and coworker.
Jan 2.17 from Glory Ackerman Swiniarski:
I've known Dave my whole life and would see him often around Warsaw and he was never too busy to stop and chat and find out how everyone in my family was doing.
He was a friend of my Dad's, Arnie Ackerman in Kiwanis for many years and I know that he was a friend that always remained cheerful and encouaring.
Dave will be missed, but we know he is in the arms of Jesus now... We pray for his family knowing that they'll be comforted by the presence of God!
Jan 2.17 from bill short:
health problems keep me from calling but my heart goes out to Dave's family Dave was a very good friend for all thoseears
Jan 2.17 from Tim and Kelly Eastman:
We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Dave always had time to stop and chat and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by many in the community. RIP Dave.
Jan 2.17 from Edward E Wilson Jr:
Praying for you folks at this time.
Jan 2.17 from Martha Frounick:
i am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing, our condolences to you and your family. I will always remember the years that we worked together, he was always willing to help me when i first come to work at the apartment complex. He will always be missed. He was a great guy.
Jan 2.17 from Tommy Smith and family:
Somehow I have always thought of the Bradley family as members of my own.. Lori, Bob, Steve and Mike like kin, as it seemed we were together everyday as kids growing up. Pat and Dave seemed like extensions of our parents as I knew we could always count on them to keep us from getting into trouble while sharing the excitement of being a kid. It's funny how, as time goes by , the view and impressions of people I thought I knew changes as I grow. My already fond impression and appreciation for Dave grew stronger and deeper as he was ALWAYS RIGHT THERE through the years. A man I thought of as another Dad became more of a Brother as I continued to grow in Faith. Dave's willingness and commitment to share himself will forever be an inspiration to me in trying to do what is right for my family and community.
Jan 2.17 from Tom and Cathy Uptegrove:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dave was a special person and always had a smile or a grin to give you. So sorry for your loss.
Jan 2.17 from Linda Forcey De Mersman:
I only saw David's passing by accidentally seeing a post Bob left, and sure didn't expect this. I know you were waiting for him to come home. I met David when you were first married and came home to Franklinville to introduce him to your friends. I got to know him and the man he was, when we got in touch with each other, a few years back. He and you were always doing for others and he will be missed by many, especially the ones in the Sr housing near you. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and if you need anything call me. Linda
Jan 1.17 from Cathy Falcone (Poss):
I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Every year, he used to bring his tractor and plow and till our garden on Blackhouse Road. It was always a joy to see him. His warmth and kindness will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to all.
Jan 1.17 from Carolyn Bauers:
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I remember the many years we spent together when the fellows used to drive in to Kodak together. My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss.
Jan 1.17 from Carol Staffehl:
Dave was a great comfort and calming force for his patients in Warsaw's ambulance. I will miss his smiling face.
Jan 1.17 from Bonnie O'Brien:
Dave will be remembered and missed by so many. My wishes to all for comfort during this time.
Dec 31.16 from Sandra Hansen:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dave he was truly a loving person we will miss his smile at the church for sure He is one of God's angels take care. We will be praying for your family
Dec 31.16 from Tammy Plotz:
So sorry to hear of your loss. I can't remember a time when I didn't know Dave. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dec 31.16 from Fran Rudgers:
My deepest sympathy on reading of Dave's passing. He will be missed by lots of folks here in Warsaw.
Dec 31.16 from Neal and Gail Merle:
Hey Cuz. The greeting I always got from David ! Our thoughts and prayers to the family. The Merle family has lost another thread.
Dec 31.16 from Doug Kelly - Kelly's Old Timers:
I think Dave & Pat have been at every Kiwanis Snowball since it changed over from the Warsaw Cancer Society years ago. We will miss his smile and kind words.
Dec 31.16 from Primo & Alice Biscaro:
Primo grew up and went to school with Dave. They were wrestling partners in gym if you can picture that. He will be greatly missed by a lot of people. I'll especially will miss his e-mail jokes. RIP my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pat.
Dec 31.16 from Patricia Costanzo:
Farewell, Dave. It was my great pleasure to know you and work with you for 10 years at GVRPC. You were always there for the residents and me and I knew I could depend on you. RIP my friend.
Dec 31.16 from Brian and Melissa Roggow Hendrickson:
We are so sadden to hear of Dave's passing. Our families have known each other for many years. Dave was such a great man and will be sadly missed by so many. he was there to help both my grandmas on the rescue squad and at the apartments on Linwood. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Dec 31.16 from Yvonne R. Wyse:
Pat and family - Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. Remember "A snowflake/raindrop landing on your cheek is a kiss from someone that lives in heaven and is watching over you...
Warm Soft Hugs, Rusty and Family
Dec 31.16 from David Goodwin:
Am so sorry, I will miss my old friend, who I have known for over 36 years. We shared many good times, and had each others backs during sad times. The Village of Warsaw has lost a true valued resident.
Dec 31.16 from brian duboy:
I am at a loss for words, words will never say enough for the loss of Dave. He was always a part of the family and such a wonderful man, not only to me, my family, but to all he come into contact with. No one can ever fill the void he left, I will always cherish the memories over the years. my thoughts and prayers with all of you in this time of sorrow. Sorry I can not be there to give my condolence in person. Miss you all.
Dec 30.16 from Beverly Smith:
To the family of David, words can't express the sadness of the passing of Dave. He was such a great person. Prayers for the whole family