Renata F. Bradley (1926 - 2018)

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  • "Rest in Peace Renata."
    - Don & Diane Bauerle
  • "Dearest Renata You are a special dedicated person in many..."
    - Lorraine Tramuta

Renata F. Bradley
11/07/1926 - 05/23/2018
Born in Berlin, Germany to Ernst Wolf and Ruth Fuchs Wolfe, Renata lived a full life of joy and challenges. At age 12 Renata was sent by her parents to Manchester, England to live with a family for the duration of World War II to escape the persecution of the Jewish families in Germany. She was one of the few remaining survivors of the Kinder Transport and shared her experience with countless children in the Volusia County Schools At age 15, she boarded a ship from England and sailed to Equator to be reunited with her parents and older sister. There she continued her education and became fluent in Spanish. Her journey continued when she immigrated to the United States. She met and married Charles Bradley who was the love of her life. They made their home in Los Angeles, California where they raised their family. While in California, Renata continued her education, attaining a Master's Degree in Education with a specialty in Special Education. She taught school and was an administrator in the California Public Schools. Being fluent in three languages was a great asset in her education career. After a full career as an educator, Renata and Charlie moved to Florida, finally settling in Daytona Beach. There she became the Librarian at the Cornelia Young Public Library where she remained until her retirement in 2001. Renata is survived by her two daughters, Candace Bradley of Seattle, Washington and Kim Bradley of South Florida, seven grandchildren, John, Mark, Camille, Natalie, Allison, Scott, Shawn, one great granddaughter, Haley and one cousin, Harold Nebenzahl of Los Angeles, California. Other than her family, dance, classical music, and art were Renata's passion. As a child she was a very accomplished young dancer and would have had a major dance career if it had not been for the tragedy of war. She was cultured in every sense including attending classical theater, dance and musical performances at Peabody Auditorium. Giving to others was also a passion for Renata. She worked tirelessly to help those who are victims of domestic violence. As a member of the Pilot Club of the Halifax Area, she worked in every area to help those in the community who have little or no voice. Her friends describe her as an energetic, cultured and caring friend who was always ready to go beyond the norm to help anyone who was in need. Memorial contributions will be appreciated to the Jewish Federation Jerry Doliner Food Bank at 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from June 12 to June 14, 2018