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JAMES E. BRADFORD, SR.
Departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 85 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Grace J. Robertson Bradford and three children, James E. Bradford Jr., Sharleen Bradford Kavetski and Jo Bradford; six grandchildren, Irene, Kimberly, Edward and Andrew Cunningham, Vasili and Anton Kavetski (Gimmie) and one great-grandchild. Other relatives include a devoted son-in-law, Sasha; loving nephews, nieces and cousins. The two-time Olympic
silver medal winning weightlifter, Korean war
veteran and long-time Library of Congress employee, will be missed by friends, old weightlifting buddies and fans. Funeral and burial arrangements will be forthcoming. For more information on "BIG JIM" visit Bradfordpressdc.com
Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2013