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Bradford Allen Roland (1974 - 2013)

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Bradford Allen Roland August 18, 1974 - April 23, 2013 Bradford Allen Roland was born August 18, 1974 and passed on April 23, 2013. He grew up in East Bakersfield where he attended Foothill High School. He was an amazing athlete and excelled at every sport he played, including basketball, track, baseball, football and wrestling. He was very popular and was even voted "biggest flirt" by his senior class. He worked in many fields of construction and most recently as an electrician. He was a "jack of all trades" and could fix or build anything. Brad is survived by his parents Leslie and Bonnie Roland and Patricia and Mario Merjil; his grandfather Johnny Colburn; Brother and sister-in-law Justin and Jill Roland; sister and brother-in-law Cynthia & Raymond Hardy; step sister Kelly Fagan and step sister & brother-in-law Rhonda & Daniel Hobbs. He is a beloved father to Jacob Roland, 13, Jared Roland, 11, and Krystal Edwards, 18, with Jennifer Miller. Kathleen Roland, 5, and Zachary Lewis, 10, with girlfriend Christina Lewis. He was also a very treasured uncle to niece Kendall Oliver; nephews Shane & Zachary & Dylan Roland; step nephews & nieces Austin and Abby Hobbs, Chad Jobe & Jenna Fagan. He was loved and cherished by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & a host of friends that will miss him dearly. Brad had a great wit and sense of humor, and a smile that could brighten any ones day. There will be a visitation held at Basham Funeral Care, 3312 Niles St., Tuesday, April 30th from 6-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life and pot-luck will be held Wednesday, May 1st at Hart Park beginning at 11 a.m. Both services are open to all who loved Brad, and want to share in remembering the amazing man he was. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his children. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Basham Funeral Care - Bakersfield
3312 Niles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 873-8200
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 30, 2013
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