MICHAEL D. RADFORD BLOOMINGTON, IN Michael D. Radford, 81, of Bloomington, IN, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, at his home in Bloomington. Michael was born July 22, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to Michael and Martha Radakovich. He grew up in Whiting, IN, where he graduated from Sacred Heart School and Whiting High School, before attending Indiana University and residing in Bloomington for most of his life. Though he long suffered a myriad of serious health challenges throughout his life, he maintained a fierce and steadfast independence. A voracious reader and passionate researcher with varied interests, he practiced a rigorous devotion to learning up to his passing. His parents, and his sisters: Katherine, Rosetta, and Anne, preceded him in death. He will be interred in the Old St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN, next to his mother. He is remembered lovingly.

Published in The Times on Feb. 3, 2013