Peter Bradley (1986 - 2015)

  • "It was truly a pleasure to have met and known Peter. I only..."
    - chehalia walsh
  • "Peter was such a wonderful person, who shared his gifts..."
    - Jane Bradley
  • "A rainbow, like Peter, may shine bright for a short time,..."
    - Nancy Bradley
  • "We will always cherish and treasure the wonderful memories..."
    - Pat & Patty Bradley
  • "Many agree Peter's light continues to shine. The miracle..."
    - Susan Bradley

Peter Bradley passed away on Aug. 11, 2015, at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born in Rantoul, Ill. Growing up in an Air Force family, he lived in Alabama and Okinawa, Japan, before coming to Alaska in 1994. He graduated from the University of Alaska summa cum laude with a degree in economics. Peter was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) in his early twenties. Recognizing the seriousness of his diagnosis, Peter made the decision to spend his remaining time on this earth living in a way that could only be described as awesome. This included biking across the U.S. in the summer of 2011, spending time in Colombia writing a book, living in China for a year and traveling in Europe and Asia. Peter was equally committed to finding the awesome in intimate moments with family and friends. He enjoyed sharing his latest cooking innovations, lively conversations and was always up for a good argument. All the while, he kept us on our toes with his impish sense of humor. Writing was his passion and greatest joy. "I figure two things were promised to me when I was born. First, that I would hear the noises of the room in which I was born. Second, that I would feel the air cooling my skin. I was not promised breath. I was not promised a fulfilling life. I was not promised I would read great books, or create something beautiful, or feel emotions so strong that all I could do was bend over double and feel. There were just a few sounds, and the air on my skin. But that can be beautiful. That can be enough." - Peter Bradley, 2015 Peter passed away from cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer common in people with PSC. He is survived by his parents, Deena and Michael Bradley of Eagle River, Alaska; brother, David of New Orleans, La.; brother, Richard of Anchorage; partner, Elizabeth Weissberg of Chicago, Ill.; and close friend, Michelle Weaver of Anchorage. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 22, 2015, at 3 p.m. at the Beach lake Chalet, 17300 South Birchwood Loop in Chugiak, Alaska. Memorial donations can be made to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure at Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Witzleben Funeral Home. To share words of comfort with the family please visit
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 16, 2015