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BRADFORD SAIVETZ

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SAIVETZ, Bradford 93, of Sarasota, FL, died on July 12, 2016. Born in Everett, Massachusetts and residing in Quincy, Massachusetts for 50 years and retired to Longboat Key, Florida for the past 25 years, he was the beloved husband of Temi Steir Saivetz, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. Bradford was the devoted father of Richard Saivetz, who predeceased him, and of Ruthellen Rubin and her husband Marc of New York, NY. He was the adoring grandfather of Michael Saivetz of New York, NY, Becky Tountas of Manhasset, NY, Aliza Glasser of Brookline, MA, Julia Stalder of Cold Spring, NY, and Allie Meizlish of New York, NY. Bradford was also the loving great-grandfather of: Noah, Lila, Elliot, Stella, Zoe, Emma, Abigail and Silas. Bradford's family was his pride and joy. Bradford returned from World War II in 1944, a highly decorated hero in the Mighty Eighth Air Force, having flown 35 successful missions as a radioman and gunner in the B-17 bomber. He was awarded the Air Medal and Three Oak Leaf Clusters, three Bronze Stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic service. In 2014 he was honored as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France, for his service to France as an American soldier in WWII. After graduating Northeastern University, Bradford founded the Civil Engineering and Architectural firm of Bradford Saivetz and Associates, Inc. in Braintree, MA. He was President of that firm for five decades and was joined by his son, Richard Saivetz, an architect, from 1974 – 2000. His engineering firm became prominent in New England, and ultimately he collaborated with some of the largest housing and commercial enterprises in the country. Bradford and his wife Temi enjoyed retirement on Longboat Key, FL where he was active in local politics as well as competitive tennis and golf. He was a member of the Longboat Key Club and Temple Beth Israel. Bradford generously supported the State of Israel and a multitude of Jewish and secular philanthropies. He was a member of Mensa International and several professional associations. A private graveside service with military funeral honors was held with Bradford's family at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Saivetz '69 Endowed Scholarship at Brandeis University. Donations may be sent to: Brandeis University, MS126, PO Box 549110, Waltham, MA 02454 or call 800-333-1948. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 17, 2016
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