McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO


Bradley Benjamin Buddy Jr.

March 30, 1926September 3, 2020

Bradley Benjamin Buddy, Jr., 94, passed away September 3, 2020 at NorthCare Hospice House after a brief illness.

Brad was born March 30, 1926 in Oakland, California, the only child of Bradley Buddy, Sr. and Mae Fisher Buddy. He grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri, where he attended St. Joseph Cathedral School and Christian Brothers High School. He and his parents returned to California in the early 1950s, where Brad established a successful career in banking. He spent his retirement years in Kansas City, Missouri.

He had a close relationship with his parents and enjoyed music, theater, and traveling the world. He taught community college classes in banking and finance as well as religious education classes for middle-school students and classes in ballroom dancing. He was an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church, where he volunteered with RCIA, served as a lector, and wrote numerous books about Catholicism for the parish library.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, September 11th at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Highway 9, Kansas City, MO 64152; burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri. A visitation is scheduled from 6-8 PM Thursday, September 10th, at the Church where a Prayer Service will be at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to St. Therese Catholic Church.


  • Bradley Buddy, Sr. (Deceased), Father
  • Mae Fisher Buddy (Deceased), Mother

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  • Jay Crowley, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Davis, Pallbearer
  • Larry Freeman, Pallbearer
  • Ray Barrett, Pallbearer
  • Tom Dunning, Pallbearer

  • St. Therese Catholic Church


  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020


Bradley Benjamin Buddy Jr.

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Tracy Ingle

September 11, 2020

I had the joy of meeting and getting to know Brad Buddy when I went through RCIA in 2005. I remember visiting his home and having such wonderful conversations about traveling, the arts, and his growing up in St. Joseph. Since I started my career working at the Chamber of Commerce in St. Joe, it turned out we knew several of the same people! He had some great stories to share including stories about the old Jerre Anne Cafeteria & Bakery. He was such an interesting man with the most calming way of talking to people. I’m so very glad I was able to meet him.

Chris Berg

September 4, 2020

I was a parishioner at St. Therese Church in Parkville for many years. I was blessed to hear Brad proclaim the readings during mass. I was so very thankful when he walked up to the lectern, as I new it would be read with a voice that made the hearing of the word so much more meaningful. When Brad greeted you upon entering the church, it was always with a smile and a very warm greeting. He was an active parishioner who will be missed.


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