Bradford Moody Eastman
18 December, 1940 – 2 July, 2021
Bradford Moody Eastman
Bradford passed away suddenly on July 2, 2021 after a brief time of failing health in his home in Brewster, MA with his cats, Bailey and Little Buddy at the age of 80.
Bradford was born on December 18, 1940 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Lester and Georgia Eastman. He attended trades school, where he succeeded as a skilled builder. He started his career building craftsman style houses on Cape Cod. In time, he transitioned to building specialty bird houses that were artfully designed and sold in area galleries. Brad was a proud Marine serving for several years, with deployment to the Bay of Pigs.
Brad’s true love was Nancy. Brad was Nancy’s rock. He brought Nancy great comfort and relaxation in a time that was unsettled for her. Together they enjoyed the Cape’s natural beauty, placid vistas and lifestyle, while sharing their love for arts, crafts and their cats. They made their modest house a home with all their treasures that were symbolic of their happy memories. Together, they made adjustments to their home to make their cats lives better and safe. In life, they wanted happiness most, and to treasure the love that they shared for each other. He stood strong by her side through her heroic battle with pancreatic cancer.
Brad enjoyed his long walks along Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA, where he would visit with local fisherman and shop owners. He especially loved searching for bird carvings or new ideas for his own carving. Brad loved to fish, whether is was flounder fishing off the dock or digging for quahogs and bring home for dinner for his family. He enjoyed the fresh caught food as much as he did spending time with those that joined him.
Brad had many wonderful accomplishments in his life that made his life full. He is survived by 3 children and 2 stepchildren. Shawn Eastman of North Berwick, ME his wife Heather and sons, Aidan and Garrett. Shanon Demello of Monmouth, ME and her husband Charles and children, Brian, Sara, and Hannah. Ryan Eastman and his wife Senika of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, and their children Elizabeth, Emmalyn, Ember, Edric, and Evan. Craig Perry of Carlsbad, California and his children Shane, Brendan, and Caitlyn. Karin Brown of Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California and her children, Trevor, Tyler and Isabella. He is also survived by many loved siblings, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife of 35 years Nancy and his step son ,Kevin.
Brad treasured the events and accomplishments of his family. He was very proud of all of his family and loved to know anything that was happening in their lives. Steve was a treasured friend, that he enjoyed meeting daily to catch up on all that was happening around the area, watching out for each others like brothers. Brad was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and a kind and compassionate spirit. He would always wave and smile at anyone he passed.
Per Brad’s wishes he will be cremated with a private memorial planned.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Cure Pancreatic Cance/Lustgarten Foundation 1111 Stewart Ave Bethpage, NY 11714 The foundation is a prime source of information about pancreatic cancer.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Bradford Moody Eastman
9 August 2021
Part 2 of 2
Gramps' raised chickens were a staple, remember the warmth and smell of the brooder house where the chicks were raised? Oh, the fun of the games in and around the big red barn – it became our stage for impromptu theater and magic shows with you as chief magician! The lightening bugs we caught, the hikes through the woods to Bryant’s pond and the land of huge rocks across the brook….all alive and well as memories. The long sleeping porch with cots end-to-end to hold all us kids had one side covered in Dutchman’s Pipe vines and of course we picked the pipes to smoke. Remember yearly trips to White City, the amusement park on Lake Quinsigamond, with the huge roller coaster? It’s all gone now, along with people we have loved. But memories hold it all near and dear. We were loved and happy then in a “perfect” haven. You, dear Brad, are no longer on this Earth to share our yearly review of these childhood summers but you remain ever-present in our hearts and are appreciated, loved and missed.
These memories shared by your cousins, Suzy and Brownie Moody, August 9, 2021 (Suzanne Tenthorey of Holden, MA and Lynn Carl Reisenleiter of St. Louis, MO)
We share our condolences with you for our mutual loss of this fine, dear, and creative man, Brad Eastman.
9 August 2021
Part 1 of 2
Oh Brad, we all wanted to “land” on the Cape as we spent our young years there each summer, but you are the one who did it. Memories of Nana and Gramp and all the cousins together….well, it was our greatest delight as the car pulled in and you all tumbled out of the Oldsmobile. We Moodys felt like we’d been holding our breath for so long awaiting your arrival! You always had a bit of mischief up your sleeve! The fun you brought! The memories come back into focus: running through the rows, playing hide and seek, in Gramp’s acre of corn, sitting in the middle of the tomato plants and dribbling juice down our chins, picking and eating as many raspberries as we could. Yes, Gramp’s garden was ours for the duration of your stay. Remembering Nana’s cooking and baking taking place in the huge kitchen at 159 brings aromas to the fore as well as pictures of the breads and multiple vegetables provided from our garden. (to be continued)
11 July 2021
My dearest uncle Brad. Your passing has left the whole family without words and TONS of memories. Keith wants to share how much he will treasure the support you have given him thru the years and he was hoping for you to see and ride his new handicap truck. He wanted to share his greatest and most recent memory was getting stuck at a pizza shop at the Cape after closing and realizing that his key broke off in the ignition. The hours of waiting for a locksmith to arrive memories were made with the convsations you had. Erik has lots of memories of hanging out and all the new adventures he was able to see with you being the tour guide every year. Even the seagulls..while with you he has realized how much they love him by pooping on him. It was always a joke and you made sure that he didn't forget his friends in every conversation including the one on Father's Day. Dave misses the conversations with you and the many things we did together as a family and many walk on the rail trail and multiple beaches and views at Rock Harbor. It was always an adventure. We all learned so much about the Cape. Your love for Wellfleet will be a cherished memory of Daves watching a truck get stuck on the bridge and trying to figure a way out without going into the water..how you both laughed so hard. We will all miss the joy of being you. Our memories will live on forever. The greatest memory was when we were all at your house and the Patriots were playing for a chance to go to the Superbowl. They were losing.. in the last 2 seconds of the game the Patriots won..some of us were so happy, a few were stunned, but that little cozy house shook with all the happiness.. we talked about this for years and will for many more. We miss you Brad and love you so much. We will treasure all the stories you have told us from your growing years in Lancaster to present. We have a very large memory file. Rest in peace.. til we meet again. Love you Uncle Brad.. Sue, Dave, Keith and Erik
11 July 2021
My dearest brother.. I was so sad to hear of your sudden passing when Sue told me. You were there when I needed a laugh and just to talk for hours on end sharing memories or just talking about the day. I loved it when your favorite football team was on, the Patriots and you had to explain to me all the moves that were taking place. It was like we were there at the game together. You loved your team..and the Red Soxs, you had exain those moves to me too.
My memories will live on forever of our trips to the Cape and spending time with you and Nancy. You took so much pride in all your handy work and carvings and seeing how proud you were when you would show us something new every year. You had such a wonderful talent.
I will miss your sense of humor. It always seems to brighten my day. Give my love to Mom, Dad and Nancy. The last phone call we had you said, "I LOVE YA, BABE" when we were hanging up. Those will be words I will treasure and smile when I think of you. Rest in peace my dear brother. Love you from all of us.. Sue, Rusty, Kim and Leslie.. Till we meet again. Xoxo Pat
10 July 2021
Hi my precious brother,
I miss you so much. We shared so many beautiful childhood memories waiting together for Santa to come on Christmas Eve and family vacations traveling to Massachusetts every summer to stay with our grandparents, and then on to our beloved Cape Cod.
I remember all those lovely times Clark and I shared with you and Nancy exploring Cape Cod and just hanging out. You are truly a gifted artist, friend, and beautiful human being. I cherish our telephone chats, catching up on the happenings of our families and you would always say, "I love you, babe" before we ended our call.
I miss your smile, your kindness, and just being your wonderful self. I know you are safe with Mom and Pop, Clark and Chris and your beautiful bride, Nancy.
Until I see you again. "I Love you, babe"
10 July 2021
We remember you as a man of magic and mystery, brought to life through our mother’s stories of growing up together. You are twins forever, Barbara and Brad, in memory, in heart and in soul.
Our own memories bring the sound of your voice rich in the cadence of New England, and the image of your tall figure and your snowy white hair. We remember your quiet presence and your spark of dry humor. Distantly, we remember the extraordinary house that you built for your family. Even as little girls, we knew that it was a work of art, built by a true craftsman.
During your last visit to Lancaster, you talked about your Mom and Dad, and your voice broke with emotion. You kept their love and example with you always. Thank you for carrying on with a life well lived on your beloved Cape Cod.
We send to your children and to your friends who sustained you our love and sympathy. Peace be with you!
Traci and Kelly
7 July 2021
Goodbye my good friend, I will miss you. I'll fondly remember all those Wednesday afternoons when we sat together carving, and just chatting about the state of the world. Henceforth, on Wednesday afternoons, I'll have a cup of tea and think of our times together. It was also a joy to work with you on trim carpentry jobs, we worked so well together, and had fun doing it. Pat and I send our condolences to Sue and Barbara and all the rest of the faimly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
5 July 2021
5 July 2021
I miss you so much. You left without saying " I love you " and gave no warning. You have been my best friend, uncle and most of all a father to me. I will miss sharing the Patriot games with you but, hopefully you will give me vibes that you are with me. There is still so much we needed to share. Rest in peace my best buddy, things will be taken care of here including your fur babies Bailey and Buddy ( they miss you too). Give my love to Nana and Pop, Clark and Chris and the love of your life.. Nancy. Till we meet again ..please stay close to my heart and mind. Your niece. Sue