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Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD

OBITUARY

John W. Bradford Sr.

September 3, 1944November 12, 2019
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John W. Bradford, Sr., 75, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019; loving husband of Louise Bradford for 50 yrs.; beloved father of Melissa L. Bradford, and John W. Bradford, Jr. and his wife Kim; dear brother of Mary Patricia Stambaugh; Cherished grandfather of Timothy Backhaus, Paige and Ally Bradford.

The family will receive friends at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, MD 21014 on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. A funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Friday, November 15 at 11am. Entombment at Highview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Mr. Bradford’s memory to Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund, PO Box 881, Bel Air, MD 21014 and/or Gilchrist Services, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, November 15, 2019

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Chuck Kratz

November 16, 2019

John rode with me several times as an Auxiliary Office and decided to join the B.Co.P.D.. I had the opportunity to have him work for me
as his supervisor. He was a great PO and continued his dedication even after retirement by joining the Harford County Sheriffs.
A great friend. He will be missed.
I also know that his wife Louise and his Daughter, Melisa and his son John Jr., will really miss him. The best to all. We will keep them in our prayers

Chuck & Donna Kratz

Ron Patton

November 14, 2019

Very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked with John at the Baltimore County Police Department. He was a great Police Officer and a great person. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family. Rest In Peace brother.

Bob Collins

November 14, 2019

John was one of the nicest people I ever knew. Worked with him at Woodlawn and at Security Mall. I know he will be missed. RIP John

gerald (jerry) brown

November 14, 2019

I had the honor of serving with John on the Baltimore Police Department, what a great cop. John and family live around the corner from us in Fallston. John not only served the citizens of Baltimore County, but he went on to serve the citizens of Harford County as well. John was a cop's cop and shall be missed by all.
John RIP, you did your duty well, I enjoyed you as a true friend, God Bless you always.

Michael Flagle

November 14, 2019

There are so many GREAT childhood memories from you all, western MD camping, cars, dinners, and just fun times...........Mrs. Louise, Mr. John, Johnny and Melissa thank you, for giving me great memories and inspiration for life. Mr. John will be greatly missed.

Sincerely,
Mike

Shawn Kolberg

November 13, 2019

Mr. John was another Dad to me, he was a fun but stern man, but very loving, spent many a camping trip and days/nights at your house hanging out with Johnny.
Words cannot express how much this saddens me. You will be missed sir. Miss Louise, Melissa, Johnny, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Samuel Mitchell

November 13, 2019

He was so nice, I never seen him in a bad mood. You will be missed.

Kelly Hagin

November 13, 2019

Uncle John
Tom and I will certainly miss you.
So many memories and so many laughs.
Camping with you and Aunt Lou. Endless conversations at the house and always sharing yummy bread pudding.
I nicknamed you Larry Love and you wore that jewelry with such class!!
Also wanted to share a pic of how much you meant to my hubby Tom. We will keep a good eye out and protect Aunt Lou.
John and Melissa- your dad was THE MAN!!
Love you all
Tom and Kelly Hagin

Tammy Fitzgerald

November 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with John occasionally over the last 20 years or so. He was always pleasant, great to work with, and always had a smile. Prayers for peace to his family and many colleagues and friends. I'm sure he'll be dearly missed.

Jennifer Schull

November 13, 2019

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
He will truley be missed. He was a great man.

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Biography

John W. Bradford, Sr., 75, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019; loving husband of Louise Bradford for 50 yrs.; beloved father of Melissa L. Bradford, and John W. Bradford, Jr. and his wife Kim; dear brother of Mary Patricia Stambaugh; Cherished grandfather of Timothy Backhaus, Paige and Ally Bradford.


The family will receive friends at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, MD 21014 on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. A funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Friday, November 15 at 11am. Entombment at Highview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Mr. Bradford’s memory to Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Fund, PO Box 881, Bel Air, MD 21014 and/or Gilchrist Services, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.