OBITUARY

Bradley M. Piccirillo

July 22, 1983May 27, 2013

Piccirillo, Bradley Michael 29, of Phoenix, Arizona was heartbreakingly and abruptly taken from us on Memorial Day, 5/27/13. He is survived by his loving parents Michael and Terri, his best friends and brothers Jeremy and Matthew, his loving older sister Andrea, and his grandmother Gloria Hirsch. Brad was a graduate of Shadow Mountain High School where he was named Homecoming King in 2001. He led many youth in their walk with Christ through his involvement with the Living Streams Church Youth Group and Young Life. Brad served proudly in the United States Marine Corps from 2002-2009, including two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. As a member of Charlie Company 6th Engineer Support Battalion, he was among the first to cross the border during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, for which he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and Navy Unit Citation. Since leaving the Marines, Brad had been working in the entertainment industry as an actor and comedian, including an internship at the Johnjay and Rich morning show on KISS 104.7 FM and host of the television show ‘STEM Journals’ on Cox Channel 7. He was a friend to many and will be missed dearly by all who knew him, especially those who were lucky enough to behold him donning a pair of jorts or brazenly disregarding the social respect for one’s personal space. A celebration of Brad’s life will be held at Living Streams Church, 7000 N. Central, Phoenix Arizona 85020 at 10 AM on Friday, May 31st, with reception immediately following. For more information please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com. Brad’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/) or The Military Family Support Group (http://www.militaryfamilysupportgroup.org/). Interment will be at 12:30 P.M., Monday, June 3rd at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2013
  • Committal Service Monday, June 3, 2013
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Bradley M. Piccirillo

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Terri Piccirillo

June 28, 2014

We appreciate all the heartfelt sentiments expressed here in these pages. Though this memory book will be taken down, I have printed each and every one of these postings. Please continue to remember Brad, and us, on his 'In Memory of Brad Piccirillo' page on Facebook. Thank you again

Jessica Steiner

June 12, 2013

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out from our family to yours. Learning about Brad's life has been an inspiration, a truly remarkable and joy filled young man.Our deepest regards-The Steiner Family

Vique Rojas

June 8, 2013

So sad and shocked to hear about Brad. The tragedy is beyond words. I just met Brad this winter when I worked with him shooting some STEM Journals segments. He was so talented and such a nice guy, I was really hoping to work with him again, it was so much fun. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences to all.
Vique Rojas

Heather Wuerfel

June 4, 2013

Brad, though I did not know you as a close friend. I remember many laughable moments from our trips to summer camp with Chaparral youth group, to UCYC. You were very welcoming and friendly to all you met and made sure those around you felt included. I cant help but laugh, as I remember you and "The Boys" dressing up and playing volleyball. Never a dull moment! may you be dancing and laughing continuously with the Almighty in Heaven:)

Karen Swanson

June 4, 2013

Bradley, it was such an honor to stand for you today with the Patriot Guard Riders (and Friday). It really got to me when I heard all the Marines singing the Marine's Hymn just after having prayed that my dad, a WWII Marine, greet you in Heaven and ask God to send your loved ones peace in knowing that you were in good company. The singing began not 30 seconds after my prayer. This was the song taught to me by my dad. Then I recalled singing it at his funeral in 2006. Then I took my flag and carefully rolled it up, knowing that you were fine. I know my mom and dad will ask God hold your loved ones close. Semper Fi!

Jill Reinke

June 3, 2013

Dear Michael, Terri, and Matt,
I am so sorry to hear the devistating news. I never had the opportunity to know Brad but knew that Matt had an older brother. I was lucky enough to meet you as I had Matt as a freshman in math at Shadow and cannot imagine what the family is going through right now. Please know that you are all in my prayers.
Jill Reinke

June 3, 2013

My daughter Kia introduced Brad to my husband and I. As soon as he walked into our lives there was a bright light. I am deeply saddened for your sudden departure but know you are in Heaven helping others.
God Bless your family and friends.
Tamra Duncan

Holly Foster

June 1, 2013

Brad, your memorial service was one of the best ive ever witnessed. The lives of the people you touched was amazing. There was so much love and laughter there as well as some tears. You are truly missed and loved by so many.

Linda Andersen

June 1, 2013

I thank all who have served our great nation, the young, the old, the veterans who still servive or have moved onto a greater life in heaven and for those families who give the greatest sacrific of all, God bless you all and may Bradley rest in peace.

June 1, 2013

Well Bradley Piccirillo, what an amazing day it has been. You could not even count the number or emotions or the number of people today that shared and showed how you touched and impacted their lives. If you are reading this (and somehow I know you are) let me just say from the very mouth of whom you are talking with right now, WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVENT..... We miss you but my oh my the infinite number of lives you touched. Your brothers.... you should be SO proud of them..... We miss you, but you are what a Legacy is about!!!! Enjoy Heaven, until we meet up again!!! WAY TO GO!