Alfred S. "'Fred'" Bradley(1949 - 2013)

Alfred S. "Fred" Bradley, age 64, of Lecanto passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and pastor, while under the care of HPH Hospice. He was born May 26, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY to Alfred and Lorraine Bradley and grew up in Jackson Heights, NY. He later moved to Mastic Beach, LI, NY before moving to Florida 15 years ago. He was an Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1968 with the 101st Airborne Division, A101 Aviation Comanchero Helicopter Unit. Fred was a retired diesel mechanic with the N.Y. Times. He was an active member of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church of Crystal River and M.O.S.T. (Men of St. Timothy's). Fred also was an avid fisherman and absolutely loved the N.Y. Yankees.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Camille, his father, Alfred Bradley, Sr., his step-father, Joseph Lech, Sr. and grandson, Anthony Rippolone. Fred is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Edward) Bradley of NY, Wendy (Jason) Ellen of Ormond Beach and son, Raymond (Patricia) Ducoing of NY, his mother, Lorraine Lech of Lecanto, sisters, Andrea (Larry) Mitchell of Crystal River and Suzanne (Mario) Orsogna of NJ, step-brothers, Joseph Lech of NY and Douglas Lech of CA, grandchildren, Dominick, Daniel, Gina, Raymond, Joseph, Ashley, Michael, Jessica, Jacob, Thomas and Ryan, great-grandchildren, Isabella, Damon and Nicky, step-mother Joan Bradley of NY and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service for Fred will be held 1:00pm, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd. Crystal River with Pastor David Bradford officiating. A Full Military Service will be held later at Calverton National Cemetery, LI, NY. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 or the , Osprey Cove Office Park, 21756 SR 54, Ste 101, Lutz, FL 33549.

Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Sept. 10, 2013