Edward L. Bradfield
August 2, 1931 – July 10, 2021
Edward L. Bradfield, Austin, Texas, a loving husband and father passed away peacefully on July 10, 2021. In the days leading up to his death, he was surrounded by family and loved ones who will miss him each and every day.
Edward was from an early settler family from England and Ireland. He was born in Marion, Indiana on August 2, 1931 and moved to Fort Worth, Texas when he was a child with his mother and three siblings. Edward spent his youth playing baseball, football, basketball and working from a very young age to support his mother, two sisters and younger brother.
After High School, Edward enlisted in the United States Navy and served honorably in the Korean War. During his service, Edward developed a life-long fascination and love of Asian culture. After the Navy, Edward returned to the DFW area and began a very successful career for GE and Whirlpool Corporations.
Edward married his love, Mary Cash on October 29, 1956 and they shared over 55 wonderful years of marriage until her death in 2012. Their union was blessed with six children; Caren, Amy, Edward, Robert, Andrew, and Matthew. He was also a proud and loving grandparent and great grandparent. Edward is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, a huge extended family, numerous friends and his sister, Carol Yanowski of Fort Worth.
The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at the Pavilion at Great Hills & Austin Heart Hospital for providing care, friendship, and comfort to Edward for many years.
His family has found solace knowing that once again he is reunited in heaven with his bride of 55 years, Mary. All will miss his wicked wit, brutal honesty, love of ABBA (surprising), popcorn and sports. We kids will simply miss our wonderful dad, being called as one of the entire list of kids before settling on “Hey you, funny, get over here.”, having our shoulders pulled up so he could get a better look at you with those steel blue eyes while he was telling you how it was going to be, the grunts of discomfort over the slightest change in grade of floor, collecting every piece of metal or anything found on street and sidewalk and just generally teaching us all by example to be who we are and not care what other people think.
Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, Texas 78731. Burial to follow at 3:00 pm at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Road, Austin, Texas 78731.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021