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Leppert Mortuaries - Nora

740 East 86Th St, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Bradford R. Hale Jr. MD

January 25, 1967October 3, 2019
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Bradford R. Hale, Jr., M.D, 52, of Indianapolis passed away October 3, 2019 after his valiant battle with cancer. His devoted wife, Lori, and children, Zach and Katie, were by his side as he passed peacefully. Brad was a fun-loving family man, treasured colleague, and loyal friend. Brad graduated Cathedral High School (1985), earned a B.S. in Education at Indiana University (1990) and graduated IU Medical School (1997).

Brad was born on January 25, 1967 in Vallejo, CA. His family moved to Indianapolis in 1971 and Brad has been a member of the community since that time. Notable from his youth was that he was an Eagle Scout and member of Boy Scout Troop #174. During his time at IU, Brad met his soulmate, Lori, and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Following graduation and before entering medical school, Brad became a high school science teacher and girls’ basketball coach. After earning his medical degree, Brad joined the Community Health Network and had served as an Emergency Room physician since 2000. Brad truly cherished his colleagues. Brad was someone who loved life and people and made the most of every moment. Brad was always up for anything involving fun including fishing, camping, displaying extreme Christmas lights, grilling on the Green Egg, participating in the St. Luke fireworks show and going once more around the lake either driving the boat or being behind it on a wakeboard or tube. Brad loved his home, his family and his garden having anything from vegetables to bird feeders. Brad was preceded in death by his father, Bradford Hale, Sr., his mother-in-law, Judy Van Senus, and brother-in-law, Jim Van Senus. He is survived by his wife, Lori (Van Senus); his children, Zach and Katie; his mother, Sue A. Hale (Welsh); his brother John; sisters Ann, Karen Yott (Bob) and Gretchen; and sister-in-law Cari Van Senus (Scott Edwards). He is also survived by four nieces and nephews, seven cousins and countless friends that loved him dearly.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Leppert Mortuary in Indianapolis. The family will receive family and friends, Monday, October 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at the funeral home. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church; burial will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Memories

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Karen Yott

October 12, 2019

Missing you every day Sweet Brad ~~Love Karen Hale Yott

Ann Hale

October 11, 2019

Thank you to all of ours and Brad's good friends. We appreciate all the kind words. Much Love to you all,

Ann

Julie Zimmer Romaine

October 8, 2019

To the Hale Family -

I was lucky enough to grow up at IHM with Brad, and he was my first crush, riding bikes, laughing and best of all a wonderful necklace he gave me before our family moved to Florida before 8th grade started. Oh to be young again! This all means even more now and makes me smile of the memories.

To all his family and the countless friends thoughts and prayers are with you all. The video tribute is simply priceless and shows how much love surrounds the Hale Family.

Holly Betz

October 8, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to your whole family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Betz Family

Dave Dugan

October 8, 2019

Sending my love and prayers to Lori , Brad and Lori's kids, and
Sue, Karen, John, Gretchen and of course Ann, who is the reason I knew Brad. Always thought him to be a real class act. Fun-loving , too and a standup guy. May all of your memories of Brad be treasured forever.
God bless,
Dave

Tess Leinauer

October 7, 2019

I only Spent 3 years of my career working with Dr. Hale, but he was one of the most memorable. In a specialty where everyone becomes burned out, he was always a beacon of light. He shared a human connection with his patients and staff members, had an infectious sense of humor, and handled tragedy with grace. I watched Him save many lives and lose the battle with others. Every life, every soul, every person was given the respect and dignity they deserved. Thank you to the Hale family for sharing this wonderful man with Community. His was a life worthy of the greatest celebration. So precious and far too short. May perpetual light shine upon him.

Lowell Amos

October 7, 2019

I met Brad when I was 14 years old at camp Eberhart. He was a mentor and role model and became a friend. I was blessed to know him and his entire family who welcomed into their lives. I am a better person for knowing brad. I am sad beyond words at his passing, but blessed beyond measure for having known him. Rest In Peace my friend. And love to you and yours. -Lowell

Lecia Spence

October 7, 2019

I worked with Dr. Hale in the East ED years ago and again in the North ED recently. It was a honor and privilege to know and work with him. He was the nicest guy and had such a calming presence. He put everyone at ease during very stressful situations. He also had the ability to crack everyone up with his one liners. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.
-Lecia

Michael Myers

October 7, 2019

What a pleasure and an honor it was to get to know him. A true gentleman with a great mind and a light heart. I send Ann and all of her family my love and condolences.

Linda and Steve Alspaugh

October 7, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to Lori, Zach, and Katie during this difficult time. Brad was such a nice guy and will surely be missed. (Enjoyed viewing the family on-line photos . . . such a treasure -- thanks for sharing!)

The Alspaughs

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