Gary Michael Bradley
Oct. 30, 1951 – Nov. 12, 2019
Gary Michael Bradley, 68, Cresson, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Altoona, son of Michael “Mick” and Iva (McDermott) Bradley. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn (Stossel), whom he married on Aug. 10, 1974.
Surviving are sons, Michael (Sarah) Bradley of Ebensburg and James (Stacy) Bradley of Cresson; five grandchildren, Isaac, Henry and Max Bradley of Ebensburg, and Katie and Nick Bradley of Cresson; siblings: Ken (Phyllis) Bradley and Susan (Bernie) Bettwy; and many relatives, godchildren and friends who were an integral part of his life.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael; and infant daughter, Maria.
Gary loved life and lived it to the fullest. While he always kept his wife on her toes, he loved her more than anything and their partnership was indestructible. There have never been two people better suited to share their life story together. He was a fabulous role model for his two sons and provided a true example of how to be a husband, father, friend and citizen. He always knew the right thing to say and provided the best advice. In his later years, Gary’s grandchildren became the light of his life. There is nothing he enjoyed more than their sporting events, fantasy football matchups, dinosaur battles, princess playing and watching all five of them play together.
Gary was an active member of his community and rarely sat still. His “Cresson” license plate was well known and was evidence of his love for his hometown. The charitable organizations to which he donated his time and energy are countless. He believed that he had been blessed with so much that it was imperative to give back with his time and talents. As a result, he brought immeasurable value to so many people through selfless acts of volunteerism and generosity. More than anything, Gary loved people. He was the textbook definition of a great friend. He appreciated the best in everybody with whom he associated and learned from every personal interaction. He truly cherished the numerous relationships that he formed through the years and realized that they all had a part in shaping him into the person that so many grew to love.
Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and from 2 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson, the Rev. Leo Arnone, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to All Saints Catholic School, 220 Powell Ave, Cresson, PA 16630; Holy Name Catholic School, 215 Horner St, Ebensburg, PA 15931; or Cresson Public Library, 231 Laurel Avenue, Cresson, PA 16630.
Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com