Of Sterling, Virginia and Jupiter, Florida died on May 7, 2014 at his home after a long illness. Born on November 20, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Bradley earned his BS from City College of New York, and his MS and PhD from New York University, in Meteorology. He had a distinguished forty-year career with the National Weather Service as a pioneer in the automation of surface weather observations. Dr. Bradley also served faithfully and honorably in the US Navy Reserve, retiring in 1990 as a Master Chief Aerographer's Mate. He was a long-time parishioner at Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Sterling, Virginia, and an active member of the 6175 Good Samaritan Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Dr. Bradley is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 57 years, Edda; his loving children, Ellen (Dave) Garfield, Frances (Tim) Sullivan, John, Richard (Judi), and William (Jennifer); and his beloved grandchildren, Jeannine Garfield and Logan Bradley. He was predeceased by his young daughter, Roberta. Dr. Bradley is survived by his twin sister, Virginia Connolly, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, John.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA 20164. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, May 16 at 11 a.m., also at Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Knights of Columbus of Virginia Assisting Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities (KOVAR) at KOVAR, 6175 Good Samaritan Council, 16933 Four Seasons Dr., Dumfries, VA 22025-3619.

Published in The Washington Post from May 10 to May 12, 2014