Stanley I. Rhoades Jr., 73, of Bradford, passed away on Tuesday (Aug. 23, 2016) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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He was born on April 7, 1943, in Bradford, a son of the late Stanley I. and Alberta Smead Rhoades. On Feb. 6, 1962, in the Grace Lutheran Church, he married Jacqueline Y. Gardner, who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 2013.
Mr. Rhoades attended Bradford Area schools. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served until February 1963.
He was employed by Austin Pattern Works, Bradford, until his retirement.
Mr. Rhoades was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved all dogs, especially his.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph (Jamie) Rhoades and Adam (Abbie) Rhoades, all of Bradford; three brothers, David (Lily) Rhoades of Freeville, N.Y., and Mike (Beth Ann) Rhoades and Bill Good, all of Bradford; five grandchildren, David, Nathan, Dustin (Marissa), Andrew and Jack Rhoades, all of Bradford; one great-grandson, Owen Rhoades of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce and Mark Rhoades.
Visitation will be held at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., with funeral services to immediately follow with the Rev. Rick Price of the Church of Christ officiating.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, 2016