William J. Bradbury

William J. Bradbury, 91, a resident of The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of Trucksville, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Luzerne, son of William and Elizabeth Bradbury.

Surviving are a son, William and wife, Cynthia, of Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Karen Allen and husband, Barry, of Hollidaysburg; two grandchildren: Rachel Allen and husband, Jeff Dickson, of Burlington, Vt., and Erin Allen of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Rowena Jones of Hazelton; close relatives: Jean Scovell of York and Lois and Shirley VanBuskirk of York; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Revalene (Hendershot), on April 21, 1991; two brothers: Joseph and Lewis; a sister, Edith; and a special friend, Layiah Martin.

William was a graduate of Luzerne High School, and he enlisted in the Army Reserve Corps in 1942. The following year, he received orders to the U.S. Army Air Forces as an aviation cadet. He earned his flight officer (warrant) designation in May 1945, training B-25 pilots and bombardiers in Carlsbad, N.M., until his honorable discharge.

He graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1949 and subsequently started his own practice in Trucksville. He worked as a correctional officer/infirmary supervisor at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas from 1960 until he retired in 1982.

William attended Trucksville United Methodist Church. He was also a 50-year member of George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge, Caldwell Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Irem Shrine and VFW. He volunteered with the Kingston Township Ambulance and Rescue Association.

A memorial service will be held at the family’s convenience for family and friends.

Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.