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Ralph BRADLEY


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
BRADLEY, Ralph

Formerly of Mattapoisett, MA., Wilmington, DE, and Cape May, N.J., Ralph Hamilton Bradley, 86, of North Palm Beach, Florida, passed away August 19, 2014 at his home with his precious wife, Evelyn, and children, Dave (Kelli) of Lester, PA, Ralph Jr (Debbie) of Chadds Ford, PA, Rick (Wendy) of San Carlos, CA, and Karen of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He was born to Theodore and Lena (Duschesneau) Bradley of Mattapoisett, Mass., July 22, 1928. He graduated from Fairhaven High School and then in 1994 was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame as the star pitcher in Baseball (drafted by the Reds, but decided to raise a family instead), star forward in Basketball, and star quarterback in Football. He served in the Navy during WW II receiving the Victory Award and was honorably discharged in 1948. He then attended Dean Academy where he met Evelyn and then attended Springfield College and Arnold College studying Physical Education. He and Evelyn moved to Wilmington, DE where Ralph pursued his passion of entrepeneurship including President of Bradley Enterprises, owning and managing several retail business such as Dunkin Donuts and Dairy Queen. He also founded the Naamans Baseball Little League in Brandywine Hundred. His retirement years were spent in Wellington and North Palm Beach, Florida while enjoying his passion for golf and working as a Starter at Aberdeen Golf and Country Club for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of 62 years, his children, his grandchildren, Kirsten, Caridan, Cortland, Jarryd, Kyle, Brooke, Brynn, and Ashley, and his great grandchildren Xavier and Makenzie. Services to be held Friday, August 22, at St. Paul of the Cross, 10970 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, Florida. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2014
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